Plans We Made is my debut graphic novel about teenage years spent in the suburbs of South East England in the late 1990s. It’s a quiet story, with only a handful of words, drawn in pencil in a one week sprint in winter 2014. It’s about being young, I guess, but probably about being a grown-up too.
162 pages. Published by Uncivilized Books.
Appears at Number 6 in Daniel Elkin’s Best Comics of 2015
“An honest, gentle, and bittersweet account of the feeling of having close friends, a first love and a place to explore.”
– Rob Clough, High/Low
“His loose, sweeping lines add to the unending feel of his summers. The abstract spaces he creates are without boundaries so that the world feels large and full of possibilities.”
– Scott Cederlund, Panel Patter
“You can read this excellent book quickly, but you won’t be done with it for a while”
– Pete Redrup, The Quietus
You can order a copy from me HERE (UK).
You can order from Uncivilized HERE (USA).
Released by Avery Hill Publishing, this book collects issues 4, 5 and 6 of my now finished series, SMOO and selected anthology comics from the period 2011-2012. Stories about suburbs, seasides, houses, homes, swimming in ponds, swimming at night, feeling lost, feeling found, routines and art.
“There’s nothing overly expressive, but absolutely nothing hidden either: there’s a moving intimacy in Days’ simplicity, an openness and frankness that astounds.”
– Robert Wallis, A Place to Hang Your Cape
You can buy it here