#HallamBigRead19 – Artist & Illustrator Chris Sav To Hold a Talk in Adsetts Library

Chris Sav, the creator of weekly comic Disappointman for suicide prevention charity CALM, will be holding a talk at Sheffield Hallam University on Wednesday the 29th of January 2020 as part of #HallamBigRead19. 

 

After gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art from Southampton Solent University Chris Sav found himself unemployed.  During this time he started Disapppointman, a weekly comic that focuses on men’s mental health issues using comedy and relatable situations.

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One of Chris Sav’s Illustrations. Source: Twitter

 

 

CALM began publishing Disappointman, which led him to have multiple commissions for his songwriting and illustrations including; Rethink Mental Illness, British Hip Hop duo Adam and Cuth, and the Urban Orchard Project. His musical comedy act Chris and the Celeriac has also played at the Green Man Festival and has been featured on radio 6 Music. 

 

 

He continues to explore mental health issues and the stigma surrounding them through his creative outputs, which include attempts to start his boy band and outlandish performances featuring a fish-man who can’t swim as well as his illustrations. 

 

His talk in Adsetts Library will be focusing on how he has used cartoons and comedy to understand and deal with his mental health, and how highlighting the absurdity of everyday life can make it easier to live with. 

 

To get tickets for his talk on the 29th of January at 2 pm click here. 

To find out more about Chris Sav and his work visit https://chrissavartist.wordpress.com/

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