A quick look at… SMOO #7

To celebrate the imminent release of my new zine, SMOO 8, and the Kickstarter for my new book, PLANS WE MADE, I thought I’d reflect on some of the comics I’ve made over the last couple of years, all of which are available from my shop. Today it’s the turn of SMOO 7.

SMOO 7 (July 2013)


This was the most recent issue of my ongoing memoir zine, SMOO. I drew this issue in the Spring of 2013, after finishing GRAND GESTURES and HOLIDAY. I wrote it at a point in my life where I wasn’t sure where I was going. I thought things were OK, but I know now I was just telling myself that; things weren’t all that OK.

One Bank Holiday weekend, I drove on my own to the village where I grew up, some ninety odd miles from my current home, to walk around and think. Spring was trying to arrive and I remember the smell of sheep’s wool in the air, the mud under my feet, the cold wind.

The issue is comprised of three separate zines, a letter, and a map, all held together with a belly band. The zines can be read in any order, and piece together stories about running through the woods as a child, abandoned mansions, adult depression, and that feeling of not knowing how you’ve got to where you’ve got to.

This zine features in Rob Clough’s Top 50 short-form comics of 2013 and Andy Oliver’s ‘Ten UK Small Press Comics You Need to Own 2013


  • If you use the discount code WOOSMOO, you’ll get 20% off your entire order when you buy two or more zines. Special offer good until 23rd February!
  • If you like the look of this work, please consider checking out the Kickstarter for my new book, Plans We Made
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