Guest Strip: Simon M

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simonmtzSimon M is a boy in a man costume who lives in Bristol, in Britain. Although having drawn and written stories for most of his early life, he put his pens and pencils aside in favor of imagining how one day he would write bedroom pop symphonies for, and on behalf of, all the quiet people. He never did write anything, but did play the same bits of the same song over and over again enough to drive his cohorts, companions, friends and loved ones to distraction. Happily, though, he rediscovered his love of comics, writing and illustration in early 2007, simultaneously learning about self-publication and the world of small-press zines and comics.

Smoo Comics is his semi-autobiographical, self-published comic that comes out as-and-when he can muster the time, patience and friends to help him put it all together. Although issue #1 is now out of print, issue #2 – in which he worries about time and growing old – is due out in December 2009 and will be available at carefully selected shops (i.e. whoever will stock it), by emailing Simon directly, or by visiting his blog for details.

As with any other self-respecting procrastinator, he has one million and one other projects planned including paintings, illustrations, zines and other ephemera. The progress of these, as well as bits of sketchbooks, the odd review and general paraphernalia, can be followed on his blog. He also has a Twitter feed for up to the minute news and announcements.

Simon M Crosshatch Image

- Sarah Morean

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4 Comments to “Guest Strip: Simon M”

  1. Nick | December 4th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Loving your work Simon!

  2. Paul | January 2nd, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Picked this up at Lambiek, Amsterdam. I like the art and the story. It is well beyond the normal naval-gazing themes found in most auto-bio comics.

  3. Simon M | January 18th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Thanks, Paul. I’m really glad you enjoyed the comic and thanks not only for buying it, but also for taking the time to post a comment here. Very much appreciated!

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