- You can watch a video interview I did with Graphixia.ca and Warren Craghead in April 2013 here.
- I answered some questions in early 2013 for QRD Zine here.
- You can read an interview with me from 2010 here.
- "I think Moreton makes us cling to to the partial images he gives us of a place or a memory and look at them really intensely, because the parts we can’t see have a sublime quality that plays off of the beauty and elegance of the drawings." Peter Wilkins writes a thoughtful piece about my work here.
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“Smoo Comics #7 is possibly Simon Moreton’s most intensely personal work to date and yet it remains wholly accessible. Moreton has a canny knack of engendering an empathic response from his readership, inviting them into his meandering narratives and providing something both identifiable and familiar. Let’s pirate a phrase from the alleged mainstream of comics and call this the perfect “entry point” to his work. If you haven’t tried the sequential art of this quite extraordinary creator yet then there’s no place better to start than Smoo Comics #7.”
- Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
"he goes beyond that essence [of simplicity] at times into the realm of figurative abstraction, recognizable only by dint of context. It’s a kind of filter that goes beyond removing all but the essentials and into erasing some of them, creating a sense of stirring beauty on page after page"
- Rob Clough High/Low
“Moreton’s lines get fewer yet his ideas seem limitless. Perhaps the fewer lines are what does it; you look at a page, your eyes flow easily and smoothly over the image, guided skillfully and precisely by Moreton’s hand, and then your mind takes over, automatically filling in the gaps, all the space is there just to inspire the imagination, and it works so wonderfully, wonderfully well. There’s such skill in these pages, as there is with any artist who sacrifices detail for clarity.”
- Richard Bruton Forbidden Planet International
- Smoo #6 featured in Richard Bruton’s Top Ten Comics of 2012.
"Moreton’s quiet, poetic comics have evolved to the point where he’s eliminated all unnecessary lines. 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. […] one can feel the influence of Warren Craghead at work here, yet Moreton’s voice is more direct."
-Rob Clough The Comics Journal
"Smoo Comics seem to reaffirm faith in our very existence and our belief in the beautiful strengths of comics.”
- Justin Giampaoli Poopsheet Foundation
- Features in Andy Oliver’s 'Ten UK Small Press Comics You Should Own 2012'
"Some of the very, very best in autobiographical comics are those that feel they have been written as much for the creator as they have for his or her potential audience. For me, Simon Moreton’s work falls firmly under that classification. Quietly uncompromising, it has a raw and admirable honesty to it that draws the reader in and fully absorbs them in the emotive and very personal slice-of-life episodes he recreates on the comics page"
- Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier.
"Hot damn, I think he’s done it. I think Simon has created the perfect comic about growing up in the suburbs, the little rebellions that you take along the way to try and keep things slightly interesting, and the shock of feeling exactly the same but finding yourself several years older, with irrefutable physical evidence of that fact."
- Kevin Bramer, Optical Sloth