Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cowboy Love is Pure 3

By Tom McNally

This is strange. There’s definitely dream logic at work in this comic about cowboys and giant centipedes. Each page leads on from the previous one, but they don’t really make a lot of sense. Okay, the giant centipede people are hanging out with the cowboy, they dress up in weird costumes to get him drunk on drugs or something. This is all fine, but then why is there a cat? Where did that come from? Why are there suddenly first nations/North American aboriginal people? What’s with the eagle eggs?

It’s all enjoyable in a “WTF” sort of way, and I like the art style, though at times it could have used some shading to differentiate the characters from the backgrounds (though I understand how that might be difficult to do on orange paper). I want to read more, but more because I am just confused, a confusion not helped by the strange songs on McNally’s website. You should all go and listen to Song of the Centipedes right now. "Welcome fleshbag human! She will require the following items for love to occur: A domestic mammal, must be carnivorous."

Though I suppose it is at least an enjoyable confusion. I wouldn't like it if every comic was like this, but occasionally it's fun to read things that don't really make a lot of sense, and it is funny.

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