by Simon Moreton
Softcover, b&w, 162 pages
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Hot tarmac, Beach Boys on the radio, endless summer days full of plans… Simon Moreton remembers teenage years spent in the suburbs of South East England in the late 1990s. Moreton’s quiet, minimal pencil drawings beautifully evoke a nostalgic longing for a time long gone. Simon Moreton is a master of the minimal cartooning wave originated by John Porcellino.
Simon Moreton is an artist and zine-maker based in Bristol, UK.
He makes zines of comics, drawings and writing that are mostly memoir and sometimes poetry. He has been self-publishing his acclaimed autobiographical zine, SMOO, since 2008. He has been published by Avery Hill (UK) Retrofit (USA) and Sotokaramita (Japan), and has work published in numerous anthologies included kuš! comics, Not My Small Diary and DECADENCE. His art has been exhibited internationally in Canada, Scandinavia, and Japan.
He is part of Team Weird, a loose collective of like-minded artists from the UK, Scandinavia and the USA. He is the co-founder and co-organiser of the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair, and co-founder and co-editor of Bear Pit Zine, an artists’ network in Bristol designed to connect and support cartoonists and illustrators. He also started Better, Drawn, a place where people can tell stories about long-term mental or physical illness in the form of comics.
Praise for Simon Moreton:
"Moreton is using the comics medium to its greatest extent, encouraging us to derive every possible ounce of meaning from the imagery he presents."
—Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
"Quite simply… one of the most important and intelligent creative voices in current U.K. small press comics."
—Andy Oliver,Broken Frontier
"Moreton's very much in the John Porcellino wing of the comics-as-poetry school as he tells very short stories about his environment, his memories and his anxieties."
—Rob Clough, The Comics Journal