"Ian Macartney" is the creator behind a trilogy of digital-text works, repurposing social media for literary use. 

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A virus-as-text; a novella serialised on the remains of a wiped Facebook account. To read the archived version, please contact "Ian" here.


A webcomic-in-verse. Six-line stanzas paired with pictograms. In which six art-lads go on a mad bender round the kingdom, then things go wrong. Read it here.



The remains of a game. The tyranny of numerics, maternal love and future gardening. Read it here.

Original illustrations by Nicola Macartney!