I was asked to be involved in this commission after Ravi Thornton, the driver behind the HOAX project, approached me and shared her experiences about her brother who endured mental illness during his life, and went on to discuss her vision for the project. Having some insight and experience of mental health within my own family, I was glad to be able to contribute to this innovative project.
I would urge anyone in the North of England to go and see the musical and check out details of the tour in April and May 2017, and how to participate in the study at www.hoaxorth.com. Attendees also get a free copy of the graphic novel which includes illustrators of the calibre of Bryan Talbot and Ryan Hughes.
Below are some of the illustrations I produced for the app.