November 30th, 2013

Fresh from Thought Bubble 2013, it’s the zine full of comics and essays about suicide, hubris and social housing that everyone – well, at least one person! – is talking about, Looking Glass Heights!

This first issue features:

  • THE BLOWNDOWN OF BARRY BROWN – a comic about a man who goes up a a building then comes back down again, though whether the man or the building are the same in the end is up to you to decide.
  • REALITY WAR – US vs. THEM – an essay on social housing and the customer service reflex.
  • FLOWERS IN A FOREGROUND – another essay on Frank Miller, Eddie Campbell, and art vs. reality.
  • BREAKDOWN OF A BLOWDOWN – a deconstruction of the method used to create the art for Looking Glass Heights #1 (“a comic drawn by someone who can’t really draw, using a tool that wasn’t meant for the job”).
“David Allison has produced something of a winner here, combining comics and essays into a powerful zine… one comic, one essay into the sociopolitical message behind it, one essay that critiques comics that have influenced the comic, and a critique of the comic itself. Jesus christ, if more comic creators did this I would be an extremely happy bunny! Though I’d also be out of a job…”Laura Sneddon, The Beat 

“…made me feel thing with a limited size and toolkit”Twitter’s own James Baker

UK & Europe £2.00 + £1.50 postage & packing:


International £2.00 + £2.00 postage & packing:


  1. Mindless Ones » Blog Archive » Mindless Ones at Thought Bubble 2013 Says:

    [...] monster magic, as drawn by my friend Lynne Henderson and captured in caption by my good self) and issue #1 of Looking Glass Heights, a mix of comics and essays on a set of common themes (housing, hubris, reality, the [...]

  2. Thought Bubble 2013: A Reading List in Review! — The Beat Says:

    [...] One and comics critic David Allison has produced something of a winner here, combining comics and essays into a powerful zine. Truthfully, the comic is not entirely to my [...]

  3. Thrills Says:

    This seems relevant to my interests, and I am totally going to purchase one as soon as I have any disposable income (fingers crossed for later in the week, unemployment fans!)

  4. Illogical Volume Says:

    Hope you enjoy it Thrills – if not, feel free to pop back here and tell me I’m an arsehole!

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