An absurd and potentially offensive satire on military recruitment and the false promises that come with life (and death) in the army. This is my first self-published comic, a 20 page diatribe against war and the organisations we created to fight it. It is printed on a single sheet of paper, folded like a concertina leaflet, the outside featuring a 1.48 metre Bayeux tapestry style recreation of the Iraq war. Inside contains various diagrams, short comic strips and illustrations, all of it entirely hilarious obviously.
“A brutal piece of satire from an artist whose work is subtle as a brick, but undeniably effective”
4/5 – The Skinny
“Join the Army serves as both a clever piece of graphic design and a defiantly antagonistic refutation of the glorification of combat, and is, without a doubt, one of the most intriguing uses of the medium to come across my ‘Small Pressganged’ desk in 2013”
– Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
“When I first saw ‘Join The Army’ I was impressed by how it managed to capture the dark humour of the soldier, the irrational nature of military life and the futility of war. I thought the artist must be a veteran.”
– Ben Griffin, ex-SAS & Paratrooper. Coordinator Veterans for Peace UK.
“Brutal but true.”
– Joe Glenton, author of ‘Soldier Box’, first UK soldier imprisoned for conscientious objection in Afghanistan.