Monday, August 23, 2010
Misinterpreted Complications Book Two
(Dang, I need to start scanning covers again or something. These webcam pics are getting worse.)
By Nick Soucek
These are mostly one or two page gag comics, where the gags are usually something fairly depressing: Oh, you don’t actually love me? I’m lonely. I slept with your girlfriend! It’s amusing enough stuff, and while I don’t think I laughed out loud at any of them, I did smile a few times.
There’re also a few longer comics, one of which I found interesting and wish had been even longer and more in depth. It starts with a character about to appear on TV and having all of his possessions taken away from him for the length of the show. But afterwards they don’t give anything back, when people see him they seem to think he’s still on TV, and he’s not sure what to do. Okay, I’m extrapolating a little, but I like the idea and wouldn’t mind seeing it more fleshed out.
The art is fairly simplistic: nobody has a nose, and people only have mouths when they talk. But the style of art (now common to this sort of existentialist humour comics) works fine. Though I suppose it might have more of a punch if everyone was drawn more realistically.