We’re delighted to announce we’ll be at the Hackney Flea Market in Stoke Newington on Saturday 30th August for the inaugural D.I.Y. Art Market! There are plenty of great exhibitors there + food, drink and music so it’s going to be a fun day! It all kicks off at 11am and entry is free. You can get all of the details HERE.
A Quiet Disaster by Alex Potts
239x168mm, 32 colour matte pages, £5.00
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Philip was getting old. His face was getting wrinkled, his hairline was moving backwards and he was on the waiting list for a knee operation. It was his day off and he didn’t have any plans, so he ate his breakfast in front of the computer screen and asked himself “What do I want to do?”
A grand existential crisis, a surreal Bulgakovian satire, or simply A Quiet Disaster? We follow Philip on his day off work as he struggles to find meaning and happiness through the everyday decisions that make up a day. Why did he cross that street? Does he keep walking, or shelter from the rain? What will make him happy? And just why is that dog wearing glasses?
Alex has been working in the animation business in London since the year 2000. He does traditional 2D animation, Flash, storyboards and illustration. He has collected some of his comic strips in self-published titles ‘Hand’, ‘Me, Talking to Myself About Myself, As Usual’ and ‘Lost Shoe Comics 1-4’. He is also a frequent contributor to The Comix Reader, including being the artist of the cover to Issue #5.
‘A Quiet Disaster’ by Alex Potts is on sale now from the Avery Hill shop and all good comic shops.
“It’s somewhat absurdist, existentialist even, Potts taking a step back from reality to dissect a day in the life and observe so well just how we can find the smallest, most insignificant things absolutely disastrous. The biggest thing Potts has done so far and by far the best.”
Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International
Owen Pomery, creator of the brilliant The Megatherium Club, recently received some fan mail. Obviously this in itself is far from an unusual event (maybe), but the writer of said email was of particular interest to Owen and the rest of us at AHP Towers, for it was Lorin Ottlinger, Assistant Director at The Grove National Historic Landmark. As I’m sure you all know, this was the boyhood home of none other than Megatherium Club member Robert Kennicott!
1835 – 1866
Bloody loved a field mission, so much so that he
died on one. He has a glacier, a river and
a valley named in his honour.
Still resides at the Smithsonian, in skeletal form.
Lorin has kindly allowed us to print truncated excerpts from a couple of her emails below. This is all genuinely exciting to us, but then we’re basically geeks.
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