Abridged Commentary (Part 0 – 34)

This was an unusually sweet (relatively speaking of course) issue of Abridged filled with quite warm images. Though obviously still satiated with dark humour. We do often have images of kids and animals within our covers. The first is obvious as Abridged has always been situated in the adolescent. The animals in Abridged, we see generally in not fortunate circumstances, are usually a metaphor for the cruelty of humanity. Unusually, the dogs In Blue look reasonable happy and even more unusually are still alive. Maybe dead animals are a kind of accusation. A ‘Look How You Left Us, How You Betrayed Us’ headline. For some reason they seem to fit Abridged. We’d much rather that they were alive of course. These days, it’s sad that it needs to be said. 

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Abridged 0 – 34 was funded by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Abridged is funded by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

This Zone Archive project is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.