“Quite simply... one of the most important and intelligent creative voices in current U.K. small press comics" - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
Avery Hill are proud to announce the release of Days, a collection of the work of Simon Moreton.
The collection covers Moreton’s comics output from 2011 and 2012, including three out-of-print issues of his acclaimed ongoing autobiographical series SMOO, and ten strips created for anthologies, including one previously unpublished piece.
"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
Days also features an all new wraparound cover, extensive notes on the work included, and a short essay by Moreton, across 148 pages printed in a larger-than-original size of 239mm by 168mm, offering a perfect entry point for new readers, and a different perspective for existing fans.
When asked about Days, Moreton said:
“I’m really proud of the work in this collection. It documents a turning point in my zine making where I was finally starting to get a sense of what I really wanted to try and do with my stories and drawings. The work collected here shows that period of experimentation, but also that period of my life in pen and pencil. It makes me happy and humbled to see my zines put together in this way.”
Days will be available in early June.
"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