Angouleme ( Bloggage at FP here ) is over and it’s back to the lonely hours drawing Necessary Monsters. Currently half way through part 3 ( Of 5 ) . Have finally organised the latest studio set – up, after moving out of Stoke Newington last year. I promised a blog about my process, in it will be pictures of various studios over the years. Bet you can’t wait.
Here is the follow up to Same Day Return. This is how I start my writing process.
Same Day Return was debuted at Thought Bubble last. It has received a very positive response so far. Always a relief to get a response, it’s still an exciting experience. MOMB podcast gave some airtime to reviewing SDR, thank you Jane and the gang. Nice to see you at Leeds. Matt Badham included it in his list of buys from TB.
This collection of diary and sketchbook work features some experiments in non-linear narrative that I think Azzopardi should develop further in future comics.
Matt has been a massive supporter of my output for a long time, and this paragraph was very perceptive. Non – linear was something new to MY writing, and it was good to read it being noticed. Thanks Matt.
This is more free-ranging, a comic reflecting a thought process, memory firing off in all directions, today, last week, 31 years ago, all at once it seems. In here you’re see Azzopardi fall back on his ‘tales of comics UK’ default only occasionally, instead focusing on memory, past lives, friends unseen for years, revisiting old haunts, familial remembrance. It’s complex, wide-ranging stuff.
‘The Day of Goodbye!’ that juxtaposes an awkward leaving party with death of a friend’s mother to dramatic effect, allowing perspective, and separating life’s trivial annoyances from its truly affecting moments of loss.’
If you are interested in buying SDR then please have a look at some images and then the shop page.
If any more reviews or responses appear they will be added to this post.
Thanks for reading.
Richard Bruton has blogged about Necessary Monster 2. It is a good starting point for the curious or refresher for people who have forgotten what it’s all about.
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