Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Guest Strips: Imaginary Friends

Guest Strip: Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza #1
I Want to Believe

Art - I liked the art in these two strips as the "kid coloring in the lines" style is done well. It matches well with the strip being about Skull and imaginary friends.

I loved the drawing of Skull throughout and the homages to Pooh, Hobbes, and Snuffy were done well too.

Oh and I don't know who the kid looks like or is supposed to be :).

Story - One of my favorite arcs from the past year was the one with Skull being an imaginary friend to other kids and have similar results to this child. I liked the homages from a storyline perspective too and adding the edge to Snuffy made me chuckle. Very good fill-ins!

PS - I hope to have a special treat up this weekend as I try to branch out from straight reviews on this blog and provide content that is a) different and b) still related to webcomics. It is my first foray and I hope I serve my subject well.

As for a clue "You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world"


Anonymous said...

The kid is the child version of Rayne from LICD, the guest artist's daily webcomic. it mimics the style of his Sunday comic (LICD Beginnings), which features the childhood (mis)adventures of Rayne and the gang

Brett Schiller (Sage) said...

Ah thanks, Chris Dunning should now be satisfied.

Chris Dunning said...

I've never actually read LICD, although I've heard a lot about it. I may have to give it a good reading.

A Nonny Mouse said...

I've read a little LICD and think it's horrible because it's basically glorifying a jerk. The Sunday comics that I saw were enjoyable, though.

TheOriginalJes said...

Does it glorify one, or put a spotlight on him?

Exhibit A - All in the Family


A Nonny Mouse said...

Nope, definite glorification. He always gets what he wants, there are no consequences, and the reader is expected to give him a high five. At one point which I was once linked to he goes through a period of self-doubt, and in a sequence parodying A Christmas Carol eventually discovers that the girls who have been misled as to the nature of his one night stands pretty much brought it on themself because he never actually SAID he was looking for anything more. Then the ghost of Christmas future tells him how great he is, shows him her breasts, and he wakes up from the sequence.

Brett Schiller (Sage) said...

ha cartoonists demonstrating narcissistic or brutish behavior, get out!

TheOriginalJes said...

I guess we should be glad it's just a fantasy, eh?

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