Big Suze is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow.
As an image-maker Suzie explores themes of
gender, censorship and the provocative within her practice. For the last few
years this has resulted in focussing on the phallus, and how the male gaze
informs reactions to her work.
After graduating from the Graphic Arts & Design course
at Leeds Metropolitan University, Suzie worked as a graphic designer, before
going freelance and working as a print technician and co-operative member at
Leeds Print Workshop. Alongside her freelance illustration practice, Suzie works
at Print Clan, an open-access textile screen printing studio in Glasgow. She is particularly
interested in facilitating arts access for disadvantaged communities and
Suzie is always up for commissions, collaborations or just good old chats. She also offers an affordable screen printing service for artists & illustrators wanting small editions. Get in touch.
Bad Hands is a collaborative, submission-based zine put together to celebrate crap drawings that would never normally be shared with the public. 18 illustrators from across the world willingly shared their mistakes to be compiled into this 24 page zine. As well as acknowledging the necessity of failures within the creative process, the zine aimed to connect and introduce illustrators to each other regardless of location, age, 'professional status' or skill. Each contributor received a copy of the zine as a thanks for taking part.