Saturday, July 3, 2010

Guilty As Charged


By Patrick Brown
paddybrown.co.uk

No more images it seems, as while there is a scanner here, I can't seem to get it to work. Sorry! You can just go to his website and read this comic though. Hurray! Found a scanner.

This is a short comic about people participating in some bizarre gameshow. If they lose a round, they get killed. What's the prize? An opportunity to kill someone on death row. It's satirical, but I'm not really sure what it's saying other than "people are kind of horrible". Hmm. The comic is actually incredibly old, it's from 1996! Yet the content doesn't seem that dated. I guess people are still horrible and there are still lots of stupid gameshows on TV.

The art's not amazing or anything, but it does manage to tell the story. However, I don't really like the computer lettering style which is used, which is kind of unfortunate as I do like the written/drawn sound effects.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is the format, which is like a pamphlet or brochure: a single piece of paper folded twice. I'm not describing it very well, but you probably know what I mean. It's something I'm more used to seeing used for informational pamphlets and stuff, so it's interesting to see it used for a comic.

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