Astounding Asworth Adventures

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2000
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Astounding Asworth Adventures Creator(s): Gerard Ashworth
Publishers: Radical Sheikh Graphics (Self published)
From: Australia

It has been a while since we have seen anything from Gerard, and in this 16 page mini he explains why. This is comics as therapy session and confession. Gerard talks to the reader, giving a description of his recent state of mind. He portrays himself interacting with his regular cast of characters in an effort document a bout of writers block and the personal issues behind it.

Self engrossed? Yeah, but he knows it and isn't afraid to show himself up and talk about some less than ideal aspects of his personality. Reading it, you can't help but get to know Gerard and get an insight into what drives the guy to create his notoriously intense works

The word balloons dominate this comic, Gerald writes and writes and writes. For once his dazzling artwork is forced to take a back seat as talking heads are the order of the day. But don't let that put you off, a more frenetic set of heads you would be hard pressed to find.

In a Word: Revealing.

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