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ABOUT 

Powerful line work sits side-by-side with a strong stance on social issues in the work of Cat Sims, making her one to watch on the UK’s illustration scene.

As a freelance illustrator for over ten years‚ Cat’s selected clients include: Jacobin, Tribune, V&A, Barbican, The Atlantic, Sisters Uncut and STRIKE! Magazine.

Cat’s work has been exhibited at Somerset House, Peckham Pelican, South London Comic and Zine Fair, and her latest comic XENOS won Broken Frontier’s ‘Comic of the Festival’ at ELCAF, 2018.


Cat is represented by Illustration Ltd.

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PERSONAL

BLACK MATTER


BLACK MATTER is a story concerning the metamorphosis of a lonely young woman over the course of an evening, as she travels through her gloomy neighbourhood.

In the work, Cat Sims invokes a classic Zombie narrative, yet one that she employs in the service of psychogeography. She withholds the cause of her protagonist's infection and eventual transformation, instead, the work offers a series of deadly clues which point to a plurality of 
external causes; the built environment and the vast inequalities in wealth - drawn in her cityscapes, the pulsating  presence of social media/dating apps, and strange and mysterious designer drugs. 
Many of the panels were sketched on Sims' walks around her own borough of SW8. Over a two-year period she documented the vast transformation of this area. These original sketches were then reworked to compose BLACK MATTER, themselves transformed, they now exist somewhere between social record and horror fiction.



Black Matter © Cat Sims 2017

Black Matter on sale at Schikkimikki Zine Distro and Library, Neukölln, Berlin.
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