Andy Oliver is the Managing Editor at comics website Broken Frontier, and a contributor to Paul Gravett’s 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die. He is also the man behind Broken Frontier’s Small Pressganged column, in which he reviews and promotes a wide range of small press comics. This week, in his last Small Pressganged post of the year, Andy reflects on ten small-press comics that “represent the diversity and brilliant creativity embodied in the U.K. scene”. I’m delighted to say that Smoo Comics made the final ten. He writes:
“The stark minimalist style of Simon Moreton’s autobiographical Smoo Comics was one of the great revelations of 2012 for me. Honest and often raw storytelling that uses reductionist depictions of landscape and scenery to emphasise mood and emotion, Simon’s work is stirring and quite extraordinary in execution. These are comics that will stay with you long, long after you’ve filed them away.”
It’d just like to say thanks to Andy for his support. As anyone making small-press comics out there will recognise, a few kind words and a sense that somebody digs what you’re trying to do, go a long, long way.