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LEE BEAR is an artist and illustrator based in Chester. He self-publishes his own zines, and makes unique pieces of art inspired by pop culture and the LGBTQ+ community.

Frustrated with the poor representation of LGBTQ+ identities and different body types seen in the media, he proudly combats fat shaming through his art, always with an LGBTQ+ influence in mind.

The Bear with Lee zines, which focus on facets of LGBTQ+ issues and representation, have covered topics including body positivity, mental health, case of the ex, anonymous secrets, creativity, coming out stories, fetishes and grindr encounters. Lee Bear uses the zines as a platform to share the voices of everyday people with a story to share.

BEN YOUDAN is an artist based in Liverpool. He has been working with collage and mixed media for many years. His work takes inspiration from popular culture and explores themes of sexual expression, queer identity, notions of masculinity and the beauty of the male form.  

Ben's work has been exhibited internationally and was featured in Madonna's “Rebel Heart” tour. He is also a former Artist in Residence at The Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles.

This series of ten, hand made, unique collages have been made specifically for and  are exclusively available through meat. They are an unashamed celebration of freedom and sexual expression. A colourful portrayal of cruising during a time when human contact beyond our immediate circle is impossible. A fantasy vision inspired by reality.