Seven Stories 3
- 56 pages
- 16.5 x 24 cm
- digital printing
- saddle stitched
- limited edition of 300 copies
Seven Stories is a biannual comics anthology edited by João Sobral and published by O Panda Gordo. Its purpose is to contribute to the dissemination of contemporary practices of comics by showcasing exciting new work by a diverse range of international artists.
The third issue is a special one, dedicated to showcasing the work of Glasgow-based artists, and features cover artwork by Katie Lundie and comics by Johanne Deffarges, Suds McKenna, Jules Scheele, Jessica Taylor, João Sobral, Kathryn MacDonald, and Isobel Neviazsky.
- The very reason I have come to enjoy this anthology as much as I do is also, admittedly, the same one that may make it seem a little daunting to others. Seven Stories can be experimental, raw, abstract and challenging but that’s its charm. This is a publication that always explores and pushes the boundaries of comics as a narrative form and #3 is no exception. One of the highlights this time around, for example, is Jessica Taylor’s ‘Human vs. God’ which re-imagines events in Pompeii prior to the volcanic eruption through a scrapbook-style series of newspaper fragments, adverts and other ephemera. It gives a different perspective on the “sequential” part of “sequential art” with contemporary reportage echoes to its commentary on celestial involvement in proceedings.
- Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier)