Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ed of the Dead

This zine was sent to me by Zinemonger Distro, a distro that distributes free zines. Awesome! Go check out the site to find out how you can get some!

Evil Ed and Nasty Ted star in one of what is apparently a series of comics featuring them. Ed has a haircut I’m sure has a name but cannot describe (mostly shaved, two floppy “horns” at the front), wears ripped up clothing and is an idiot. Ted is a sentient teddy bear. Together, they fight crime!

Well actually, they cause it: beating up old people with a spatula, causing a ruckus in a supermarket, and being a problem for the police. It’s all a kind of ultraviolence that reminded me a little of something like Evan Dorkin’s Milk and Cheese.

The art is quite good, and there’s quite a lot of detail put into parts of it, even if Ed either has a giant toothy smile, or no mouth at all. So it’s a little bit frustrating to see that the lettering in this comic is so terrible. The fonts, the rectangular speech balloons. Urgh, it’s all pretty bad.
Still, it’s free, so you might as well check it out.

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