Guest Strip: Nick Soucek

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-2It’s been just over a year since Nick (Bristol, UK) first appeared at The Daily Cross Hatch, and only just over two years since he thought to have a go at comics at all. Nick’s comic project MisComp continues to evolve, and in this way is an archive of an ever-improving drawing-and-story-telling confidence (Nick says).

Since about this time last year, Nick now has a regular comic slot in the internationally distributed cycling magazine Boneshaker, with his co-conspiritor Simon M. has tabled at a couple of comic expos (kinda breaking even-ish), and is co-coordinating several Bristol-based and international sequential art zines, a zine market, and a newspaper anthology. He has recently finished his first mini-comic, available to read for free on his site, and is currently half way through a longer dystopian piece about which he is very excited.

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Guest Strip: Nick Soucek

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nickstzNick started his online comic Misinterpreted Complications just over a year ago primarily as a means of keeping himself off the streets and out of trouble.  His preferred artistic medium had been painting on canvas or found bits of wood, but he now enjoys the immediacy of the comic form — not to overlook, of course, the readiness of paper and pens for portability.

When he isn’t fabricating nostalgia for a time he never knew, he can either be found getting his hands filthy digging and dreaming in various allotments around Bristol or unnecessarily tinkering with — and otherwise making his way around the city on — a squiggly handle-barred bicycle,  all while procrastinating from, or alternatively pretending to do, his post-graduate studies.  It is perhaps not a surprise, therefore, that contemplating vaguely introspective comics fits well into Nick’s emerging milieu.

MisComp is updated on a roughly weekly basis. A self-published “best of the first year” is available now, in made-to-order paperback or hardcover. Email him (misinterpretedcomplications@gmail.com) for details.

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