Monday, June 21, 2010
Candy or Medicine Volume Eight
Published by Josh Blair
This is the newest (I think) of these mini anthologies collecting comics from creators around the world.
One of the comics in here is about dreams and crushing on girls at supermarket checkouts (don’t I know that), but I feel as though it was designed for a larger size. It has tiny, tiny lettering! Good thing I have good vision.
There’re also a few stick-man comics (those are everywhere nowadays) by Jessica Seck Marquis that I thought were pretty good, though I definitely liked the first one about someone with an addiction to buying things off a home shopping network TV channel more. Though thinking back on it it’s kind of depressing. Sigh consumerism.
My favourite comic in here was by Pat Aulisio, even though it kind of fails the test of a comprehendible narrative. An alien thing is walking along on some other planet. He encounters a squiggly thing, he walks on top of it, there is confusion. I mean, I have no idea what is going on at the end of this comic. But it has an alien in it, and aliens are practically monsters, and we all know how I feel about those.