Last year I was one of the winners in the Northern Sequential Art Contest. Part of the award was to get my work (The Clicking Machine) into the 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology published by Image comics. Well it's out today in all good comic shops! Go and grab yourself a copy!
The Clicking Machine (Martin Simpson, NSAC 18+ 2nd Prize, 1 page) The Clicking Machine is a strong contender for highlight of the anthology (another fine comic from a deserving NSAC prize-winner) with some stunning painted artwork and a story that’s more evocative in one page than many might manage in an entire issue. In one page Martin Simpson provides jaw-dropping imagery (I’m reminded of Richard Corben or Ben Templesmith, and it’s no bad thing to be compared to either of them) and a story that’s simultaneously about the perils of unfettered obsession and the irrepressible freedom of spirit that great art can inspire.
That's the kind of review you have to blog about! (Even if it does cause my head to swell a little!)