Praise for Hollow Monsters

Some great reviews for Hollow Monsters have been popping up, which is heartening.

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Why am I posting them all here? Well, a good chunk of the time for the modern writer is spent convincing people to read your work. And it helps to give them quotes from reviews, readers, or experts, to sway their opinion. A writer saying his own works great doesn’t cut a lot of ice, strangely.

The best way for a writer to spend their time is writing – you can literally feel your muse evaporate each time you flick through social media.  Keeping quotes and links in one handy place cuts browsing time to a minimum. (That’s also why I like making comics via Kickstarter – all the self-promotion takes place in a concentrated burst and the rest of the year is focussed purely on writing and art.)

Down the Tubes review by Tony Esmond: “the sinister, the magical, the disturbing…not what you’ll find on the regular comic shelves…well worth a look”

Flickering Myth review by Michelle Herbert

Shelf Abuse review by Carl Doherty. “Mixing the semi-autobiographical with Lynchian surrealism, the ethereal first issue flicks between the eighties and the present with breathtaking assurance…If Nero delivers on the first issue setup he may well deliver a genuine masterpiece”

Comics Anonymous by Garry Watson “Nostalgic, funny, frightening & fantastic in equal measure, it shows off that Monty has accepted his challenge of pushing those boundaries and has smashed through them…AMAZING WORK”

Comic Crusaders review “The book is a great slice of the UK from a bygone age”

The Dreamcage review by Steve Taylor-Bryant “something quite gorgeous in the horrific… a bonanza of eighties loveliness”

Braindroppings review by Reece M Jones “something challenging, attempting to create something new within the well worn ‘semi-autobiographical graphic novel’ space…it actually does something new”

John Power: “Well this is gorgeous… reminds me of Aja’s Hawkeye run but with the added bonus of featuring Wimpy restaurants, Big Traks and a creeping sense of folk horror dread.”

Garry Mac It’s a gorgeous, incredibly well-crafted story which is both nostalgic and sober about the past. The endnotes show how it was made & are as appealing as the rest of the book. Fantastic.

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