Wu Wei #2

Wu Wei #2 was my second attempt at a publication that brought together comics and spirituality. I started with the initial idea of doing a follow up to my solo book Wu Wei #1. But as I was putting it together I started chatting with some friends and had the idea of them either writing something for me to draw or drawing something that I write. And it just sort of evolved from there, then before long there were 26 artist’s involved and the whole thing ended up being a 100 page book.

This is the cover of the anthology, which was illustrated by Glyn Dillon, the author of one of my favourite graphic Novels The Nao of Brown.

Here is the description I used for the Wu Wei #2:

Wu Wei is an anthology that gives writers & artists a space to creatively explore spirituality through the medium of comics. ‘Wu Wei’ is a Taoist term meaning non-action. To practice Wu Wei is to act in a natural way and reveal one’s own nature.

Issue 2 ended up being 100 pages of funny and inspirational stories, illustrations, poetry, an abstract comic, origami comic and the final panel is a pull out concertina. Watch the video below for more info and to hear the artists talk about their work.

This is the full contributor list for the final book:

Elliot Baggott
Richy K. Chandler
Francesca Dare
Matthew Duncan
John Harris Dunning
David Ziggy Greene
Howard Hardiman
Tim Hassan
Catherine Haylock
Mark Haylock
Glyn Dillon
Elena Jessup
Kripa Joshi
Zarina Liew
Lizz Lunney
Mike Medaglia (editor)
Tanya Meditzky
Adam Murphy
Owen D. Pomery
A. J. Poyiadgi
Alex Potts
Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson
John Riordan
Kimika Sweeney
Steven Walsh
Christian Ward
Aneurin Wright

read more about ‘Wu Wei’ and see exclusive images from the book on the Broken Frontier website

And here is a collection of the different press that Wu Wei #2 recieved:

Broken Frontier
Forbidden Planet Int. Blog
Comics and Cakery
Impossible Books
Comic Book Kid

Also you can follow Wu Wei on Twitter

Below is one of the pages I illustrated for the book, written by John Dunning.

A page from my piece for Wu Wei issue 2. Written by John Harris Dunning.

And here is a six page story I wrote and illustrated collected into one image. It looks at how a single day can go in totally different directions.

Six page spread written & drawn for Wu Wei issue 2

And here is a page from a story that I wrote and Tim Hassan illustrated.

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Wu Wei #2 is currently out of print.

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