A Quiet DisasterRetrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics
"A Quiet Disaster" by Alex Potts
Philip was getting old. His face was getting wrinkled, his hairline was moving backwards and he was on the waiting list for a knee operation. It was his day off and he didn’t have any plans, so he ate his breakfast in front of the computer screen and asked himself “What do I want to do?”
A grand existential crisis, a surreal Bulgakovian satire, or simply a quiet disaster? We follow Philip on his day off work as he struggles to find meaning and happiness through the everyday decisions that make up a day. Why did he cross that street? Does he keep walking, or shelter from the rain? What will make him happy? And just why is that dog wearing glasses?
Alex Potts has been working in the animation business in London since the year 2000. He does traditional 2D animation, Flash, storyboards and illustration. He has collected some of his comic strips in self-published titles such as Hand, Me, Talking to Myself About Myself, As Usual and Lost Shoe Comics 1-4. He is also a frequent contributor to The Comix Reader, including being the artist of the cover to Issue #5.
Published in London by Avery Hill Publishing
6.6" x 9.4", 32 pages. $8
Full-color cover + interior