Press

“…quite simply, [Moreton] is one of the most important and intelligent creative voices in current U.K. small press comics”

Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

REVIEWS

MINOR LEAGUES

“In all things I like honesty of emotion; I like humour that has truth as a foundation; I like originality of vision; I like the beauty of the ordinary. Minor Leagues has all of this.”

– Nathan Penlington, Syndicated Zine Reviews

“The best work of his career”

– Rob Clough, High Low Comics

“Every perfectly captured rite of passage he depicts speaks to us so eloquently because we have either lived it, or will live it, too.”

– Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Minor Leagues is that tall boy of a zine that I need when American artists alone can’t meet my craving for pint of life comics.”

– Jim Joyce, Razorcake

“There’s something about Simon Moreton’s quiet observations and unique style that are magnetic to me. Here’s to more Minor Leagues.”

– Jonathan Valelly, Broken Pencil

WHAT HAPPENED

“With What Happened, Simon Moreton continues to show why he is one of the most interesting cartoonists working in comics today, and, thankfully, small presses like Kilgore Books exist to publish his work.”

– Daniel Elkin, Comics Bulletin

SMOO 10

“Moreton’s ruminations on life, memory, environment and identity in the pages of Smoo have been so much more than just autobiography over the years. They’ve been a pool of shared experience, an emotional meeting point, and a haunting reminder of the commonality of the human condition.”

– Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

PLANS WE MADE

“Plans We Made sings softly that which could have been, quietly humming a backbeat of instances of regret and of unadulterated joy, paring it down to the shadowline between substance and articulation. This, my friends, is a beautiful book.”

– Daniel Elkin, Your Chicken Enemy

“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

 

DAYS

“Where comics meet poetry. Sometimes funny, sad or just plain truthful it’s a hugely satisfying read.”

– Tony Esmond, Beardrock.

“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

OLDER STUFF

INTERVIEWS

ARTICLES

Folded, stapled, and presented as SMOO, these are experimental comics in a true sense—changing public perception of what a comic can be while insisting on the authenticity of emotional content” Frances Carbines, for Women Write about Comics

“Moreton’s restrained approach in both his writing and his illustration creates a quiet, meditative style that’s a perfect vehicle for his reflections.” Tom Murphy for Broken Frontier

“I think Moreton makes us cling to to the partial images he gives us of a place or a memory and look at them really intensely, because the parts we can’t see have a sublime quality that plays off of the beauty and elegance of the drawings.” Peter Wilkins for Graphixia.