Art Schooled by Jamie Coe (Nobrow) $22.95 - Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrollment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibiles. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the …
Published by Retrofit
40p, b&w, 6"x9"
Reading this comic is like catching something out of the corner of your eye - Moreton tells a story with only the sparest amount of lines, comics stripped down to bare moments and the simplest path extracted to the narrative: in a blur of banal, a suit becomes a goose and the world goes on. Visually it has the feel of King Cat although the wordless minimalism gives Grand Gestures an emotional weightlessness and release from an specificity.