Fractures, Book One by Aaron Wolfgang Crowe


In 2015 A Wolfgang Crowe was the target of a violent homophobic attack while working in his father’s shop. Inspired by that event, his four-part series, Fractures, tells the story of the physical, psychological and legal struggles that continue after cuts heal and bruises fade.

Following in the graphic medicine tradition of Lighter Than My Shadow (Katie Green) and Stitches (David Small), Fractures draws on past trauma to create a brave, visually inventive and incisive work that highlights the vulnerability and strength within us all.

Fractures is a confident debut from an exciting new voice in queer British comics.”
Ed Firth (
Horny & High)

“Strong and vitally important work from an artist and project I suspect we will all be hearing about a lot more in the months to come.”
Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

A4, perfect bound, black and white, 48pp

A Wolfgang Crowe holds an MA in Illustration from the University of Plymouth. He was joint runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize 2021 for his comic Andrew. A previous project, Danger Man, was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021 in the New Talent Alternative Publishing Category. Currently, Wolfgang is an Artist in Residence at the Levinsky Gallery, undertaking a project at called Leave Your Mark, where his work explores themes of graphic medicine, memoir, and reportage journalism with the public. He resides in the south-west of the UK.

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