Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Threes



By Cliodhna Lyons, Maeve Clancy, and Philip Barrett
www.ztoical.com
www.maeveclancy.com
www.blackshapes.com

This comic features three different short comics about the number three created by three different Irish creators. Three three three three three.

None of them is very long. Lyons is about superstitians (presubably inspired by "third time's the charm"), and featurs some pretty cute artwork, though it is lacking in backgrounds (just what is that ladder leaning against?).

Clancy's is a silent tale inspired by the story of the three little pigs. The pencil only (I think) artwork is quite nice, but to be honest I'm not really sure what's gong on here and the ending just kind of confuses me. Maybe I am just dumb.

Barret's also confuses me a little as it jumps through time and I wasn't sure if there were multiple narrators talking. Clearly I am not good at dealing with non-conventional story telling right now! It does have some really nice inking and line work, and some incomprehensible future monster things.

I don't think this comic is the best examples of work by these creators, but if you alrady like them it's worth picking up, and it's possible that reading it will inspire you to go and find more work by one of them.

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