comicsphere: small birds singing by steven appleby

small birds singing In a kind of companion posting alongside Peter Blegvad’s Leviathan comes Steven Appleby’s Small Birds Singing. I used to clip both of them out fo the magazines and collect them avidly. Small Birds Singing also used absurdism to explore humanity and it had some of the best characters of a small strip of it’s nature ever (you can quote me on that, not that you probably will but, hey!). In a few panels these cartoons sometimes managed to say something more profound and illuminative of the human conditions than a thousand of the talking heads on TV or in the self-same publications where I found these little animated curios. Appleby has this and some of his other strips archived on his site and he also books full of his humour available to buy. http://www.stevenappleby.com/

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