Saturday, December 4, 2010
By Tim Stout
The concept of this minicomic is really great. It takes the fable of the tortoise and the hare, and then asks "what happens next?".
Well the hare begins his spiral into depression. He's embarassed, he wonders how he could possibly have failed, and he begins acting in a self destructive manner, lashing out at his friends (both physically and mentally). The story is a little predictable, and ends up where you'd expect it to, but it is a fable, so you can't really blame the comic for that.
The cartooning is pretty good. There's some good use of cross hatching and shading to create depth and shadow in the images, and I enjoy the way the animal characters are all portrayed as university students, even if they're not people...animals...that I would ever want to hang out with in real life.