Life’s a party
I have self-published my own comics for nearly Twenty years. A good portion of these are what is generally termed autobio, short for autobiography, Ten years in the making I have produced eight comics centred around my personal experiences. I had the gauge idea of the BIG BOOK, collecting these comics and working towards 600 pages. This was with one eye on Eddie Campbell – The years have pants and building a legacy work. But drift set in and I was lost as to what direction to lead the project.
Strip for me steps up
It was Douglas Noble that suggested that I should collect them under a working title and he would publish them on Strip For Me/ComiXology. He suggested Life’s a party. I was quite resistant to this title at first. It’s a play on my surname and I’ve heard most versions including ASSPARTY ! After a while I came round to accepting the title as a thing.
Why do you need to know this.
Basically all my back issues are out of print, and I have no intention of reprinting any of them. New comics will be published and if I ever get to the end of this project I will try to get a complete book published. But until then, digital is the way to read the back issues.
So where can I buy these ?
Life’s a party/Strip for me/ComiXology is the place to go for back issues.
For my current print comic, Last Orders click through to the shop.
A bit of a history lesson
Life’s a party, a collection of self published autobiographical comic books. Written and drawn by Sean Azzopardi and published by Strip for me. It all started in 2010 with a collection of work titled 100 days of Winter.
Ten years later there are now eight issues with a further two in development. The intention was never to make a large work, or to continue beyond the first comic. But I’m inspired by collections such as The years have pants, (Eddie Campbell) or American Splendour ( Harvey Pekar) and have decided to continue. The parts published or in the process of being completed are as follows.
- 100 days of Winter
- Nine months of beige
- Eight tablet dream
- Same day return
- Rain on Glass
- Last Orders
- One for the road ( Published 2021)
- The morning after the night before ( Published 2021 )
Strip for me are publishing digital versions via ComiXology. It was Douglas ( Noble) that came up with the title and the idea of collecting everything together into a single volume.