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In Plans We Made Simon (Smoo Comics) Moreton remembers teenage years spent in the suburbs of South East England in the late 1990s. Moreton's quiet, minimal pencil drawings beautifully evoke a nostalgic longing for a time long gone. Simon Moreton is a master of the minimal cartooning wave originated by John Porcellino.

Simon Moreton is an artist and zine-maker based in Bristol, UK.

He makes zines of comics, drawings and writing that are mostly memoir and sometimes poetry. He has been self-publishing his acclaimed autobiographical zine, SMOO, since 2008. He has been published by Avery Hill (UK) Retrofit (USA) and Sotokaramita (Japan), and has work published in numerous anthologies included kuš! comics, Not My Small Diary and DECADENCE. His art has been exhibited internationally in Canada, Scandinavia, and Japan.

He is part of Team Weird, a loose collective of like-minded artists from the UK, Scandinavia and the USA. He is the co-founder and co-organiser of the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair, and co-founder and co-editor of Bear Pit Zine, an artists’ network in Bristol designed to connect and support cartoonists and illustrators. He also started Better, Drawn, a place where people can tell stories about long-term mental or physical illness in the form of comics.

Artist: Simon Moreton
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Pages: 162pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: softcover, b/w
Release Date: October 27, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-941250-06-8