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8 Stories

Rob Jackson – 8 Stories This is one of my self published small press comics. A5 sized, black and white with colour covers. Review from the Forbidden Planet Finally; 8 Stories. A comic that’s all over the place stylistically, albeit […]


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8 Stories

Rob Jackson – 8 Stories

This is one of my self published small press comics. A5 sized, black and white with colour covers.

Review from the Forbidden Planet

Finally; 8 Stories. A comic that’s all over the place stylistically, albeit in a very pleasing way. As you might expect it’s a collection of 8 stories all but one written and illustrated by Jackson.

As a collection it’s a showcase to the range Jackson commands. With short strips covering his travels in South Korea, a gruesome maths lesson with the Math-ro-mancer,  the reason Jackson is never going anywhere near a kayak again and more. The art styles are equally diverse, from the near sketch-book entry of Show Me Your Insect Hooves about Jackson’s trip to see the Cardiacs, to the really tight and rather wonderful highlight of the book: The City That Fell In Love With Itself.

The City That Fell In Love With Itself is an impressive and poetic tale of a city that falls in love with it’s own reflection along it’s own lake shore. Difficult to make me care about a city, but guest writer Shonagh Ingram manages it. And Rob puts some of his best artwork to a good story. The gorgeous colour cover above shows off just how good Jackson’s art can be when he really works hard at it. 8 Stories is well worth the cost of admission just for the City tale alone.

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