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Pasty Anthology

The Pasty Anthology 28 pages of pasty related goodness. Only £2.00, black and white with colour covers. Includes work by me, Jim Medway, Francesca Cassavetti, Ant Mercer, Steve Butler, Matt Badham and Dave Hughes. Review from Rob Clough (High-Low) THE […]


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Pasty Anthology

The Pasty Anthology

28 pages of pasty related goodness. Only £2.00, black and white with colour covers. Includes work by
me, Jim Medway, Francesca Cassavetti, Ant Mercer, Steve Butler, Matt Badham and Dave Hughes.

Review from Rob Clough (High-Low)

THE PASTY ANTHOLOGY, edited by Rob Jackson. This is anthology devoted to the glories of the British baked goods known as pasties, a quirky and geographically specific theme that was somehow delightfully conveyed. The stories range from Steve Butler’s cautionary tale of why being a health nut (and denying oneself a tasty pasty) can be hazardous to one’s health to Dave Hughes’ pasty-obsessed character studies to Jackson’s absurd history of the importance of pasties throughout history.

What I found surprising about this anthology was how much witty cartooning there was to be found. Jim Medway’s calendar comic featuring anthropomorphic animals buying food at a pastry shop was a clever talking head strip with surprisingly expressive characters. Francesa Cassavetti’s account of being scared as a girl because she swallowed chewing gum (leading to her ignoring pain that would turn out to be an appendectomy) was my favorite strip in the book, thanks to her loose character design and appealingly sketchy line. Even the text pieces in the book fit into the uncompromisingly provincial nature of the anthology. Jackson’s hand as an editor is quite evident here, given each artist’s total commitment to absurd ideas and seeing them through as seriously as possible.

1 response to Pasty Anthology

  1. Almost a dozen sharp, observant, unexpected insights into the world of Pasties. Great art , original story telling, and very, very funny.

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