L & The Bell Gang – M.M. Kizi – Hardcover – also available in paperback
M.M Kizi is a wondering wanderer (sometimes a lazy flâneur) living in Peckham South London and working in a shed in the garden.
M.M was born at harvest time, on a farm in Cumberland (not quite as long ago as Facebook says- but in this damp climate the bones do feel very ancient).
M.M. landed in South London almost 20 years ago (via a boat from the Arctic and a plane from Maine). Things have changed in Peckham- now its hopping and very well connected- so they say. But the shed is just the same as it ever was, and M.M continues to draw and write, to learn and to teach.
In 2011 M.M completed a practiced based PhD – researching drawing. One of M.M’s teaching posts is at Central Saint Martins in the MA character animation department, this feeds M.M’s long time fascination with drawing and narrative (the seen the sensed and the dreamed), and because M.M didn’t know how difficult it would be, M.M began to write a film script.
After many edits M.M understood the need to picture the story. So for the past four years M.M has been writing and drawing short stories, learning how to weave text and image together and posting the work on Face Book and Twitter.
MM calls the daily tweets Twotions- tweeted notions- posting a daily image acts as a pacer to keep M.M’s ideas flowing. Some of the Twotion images conjure new characters into view. M.M. spends more time with the characters that might have more to say, and cobbles together stories around them.
Twotions can be seen @watchoutmary
Short Stories – on Facebook – Maryclare Foa
M.M.Kizi’s work can also be seen on http://www.vermontviews.org/vermontviews.org/Home.html
You can contact M.M at firstname.lastname@example.org