Untitled (Jeremy Dennis Weekly Strips) 18 Hawkins Street, Oxford, OX14 1YD
This is a collection of 10/11 single page stories by Jeremy Dennis taken from her updated weekly website. Within, Tiny figure drawings of competency hint at a wild abandonment which the viewer may put together. The extremist absurdist, the pleasant quirkiness, Jeremy Dennis and her works are those things. A few examples, then?
Nothing Happened is a tale that sticks out, the form of introspection coupled with bleak humour and study of happily lost gets me for the same reason John Robbins stuff does. And the concentration is moreso! The tale of ‘the obscurest cartoonist of them all’ is replicated as a third page, tools used to explanative "Time Management" the second page is an illumination/illustration of futility and stance reclaiming.
The Panther Wrap -Tale of depressing experience in regimentalised consumerism that tugs on those cheek-strings, saddening them down: until that is, Jeremy and chum discover an eccentricity from the system, their trip redeemed. And the resonating narrative structure establishes a style strong, echoes must not be denied. Jeremy Dennis once again finds the auburn fluffy toy in a world of metallic hum and artificial weather.
Jeremy uses her tools to display all the things that are worth it about this life so much I imagine her presenting the proud announcement of the Phillips Radiograph range. Even her comics about comics avoid the anal and are only positive and upbeat. The artistical magic of ‘Method Cartoonist’ and the first panel of ‘Convention’ were illustrated Jeremy looks set to mutilate a pensioner who has no grasp of how a photocopier works. final strip Typo, ends this booklet well. I cannot recall why I liked it a whole lot yet still do. Check out Jeremy’s website or send her some money or send the money to me and I’ll spend it on cheeseburgers.
Jeremy Dennis! Neat! The 16 page, A5 collection costs a pound from the address at the top. Or check ‘m out now!