Washed Out: illustrator Jamie Kirk’s colouring zine for Mental Health Awareness Week

Freelance illustrator Jamie Kirk has created a colouring zine to raise money for mental health charities during Mental Health Awareness Week, with artwork by Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Ben Tallon and more…

Printed by Newspaper Club, Washed Out is available to buy online and costs £5. Proceeds will be donated to mental health charities Mind, YoungMinds, Rethink Mental Illness and Sane.

The zine has been launched to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from May 16-22, and features artwork by Jamie Kirk, (who graduated from the University of Huddersfield last year), Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Ben Tallon, Kyle Brooks, Sam Larson, Grace Danico, Michael DriverThe Doodle Man, Jake HollingsMarylou Faure & Mystery Meat.

An illustrated colouring zine to raise awareness for Mental Health Week, with artwork by Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Michael Driver, Jamie Kirk and more
Washed Out aims to raise money for mental health charities. It was created by freelance illustrator Jamie Kirk to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week
An illustrated colouring zine to raise awareness for Mental Health Week, with artwork by Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Michael Driver, Jamie Kirk and more
Artwork by Jamie Kirk (left) and Jean Jullien

“Having watched friends and family members deal with anxiety, bipolar and depression, I want to raise awareness and hopefully reduce the stigma that continues to surround mental health by engaging with people through art,” says Kirk. “Zines seem to be a trendy medium at the moment and it’s a format many people are familiar with. I felt it was the best suited format in the hope of connecting with many people of all ages,” he explains.

An illustrated colouring zine to raise awareness for Mental Health Week, with artwork by Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Michael Driver, Jamie Kirk and more
Artwork by Grace Danico (left) and Michael Driver
An illustrated colouring zine to raise awareness for Mental Health Week, with artwork by Jean Jullien, Brosmind, Michael Driver, Jamie Kirk and more
Washed Out also contains links to mental health websites and resources and encourages people to share artwork on social media

The zine also invites people to share their artwork on social media via a #washedout hashtag and lists mental health websites and resources.

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