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

Trade Product Engine

A virus-as-text; a novella serialised on the remains of a wiped Facebook account. Read it 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!

"Ian Macartney"

My Instagram, my "candid construction", the only social media I use as (semi-)intended. Follow me @ian.macaroni98 :)