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.
As mentioned yesterday my comic shipment arrived. So it’s on for Thought Bubble. Details can be found here about were my Thought Bubble table is situated, and ordering online. This comic took nearly a year to complete but the extra time taken was worth it, to me. It was important to get another one of these diary comics completed, as I will be buried deep in the monster lair for a good part of next year. Anyway, day job onwards.
( I’m really looking forward to this weekend at Thought Bubble. Time goes by so quickly and there are so many good people that Irarely get to see now. it’s awesome that many of the people I started out with are getting the attention they deserve. Happy thoughts :))
Hello and good morning. Here is another page from my new comic, Same Day Return. It will be available at this weekends Thought Bubble event. Come and visit me at table 106. (See floor plan below). If you can’t make it to Leeds, then it can be ordered here along with other fine comics.
I finished making my new comic, Same day Return and sent it off for printing today. This is a good thing. it has taken about eight months to complete. I will be interested to see how it’s received as a bit more care has been taken with this one. The giddy rush of tearing apart sketchbooks and re – formatting them in to a comic has been put on hold for the while. Here is a page from early in the comic.
A page. An actual page, for once. This is from my work in progress, Same day return, the follow on from Eight Tablet Dream. It is 32 pages in length, and will (Fingers crossed ) be ready for Thought Bubble. This is yet to have tone added. Anyway please feel free to ask anything about this or other content on my blog.
Now the dash to work. Byeeeeeeee.
This is the uncoloured version of the cover for my next self published comic, Same day return. Hopefully it will be ready for Thought Bubble. It is slow progress as I’m working on issue two of Necessary Monsters.
In other news, my contribution to Off Life was reviewed by Andy Oliver.