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Monday, September 08, 2008

More reviews...

Another great review of "Your Disease Spread Quick" and "Brilliantly Ham-fisted" comes from comics critic Rob Clough:

"Neely's artistic style makes for an interesting series of contrasts. He draws much of his inspiration from classic animation and comics from around the 1920s, and his comics have a rubbery, cartoony quality that draws the reader to its surface qualities. At the same time, he subverts reader expectations with images that are often gruesomely visceral. Another trope of his is his use of ink blots. These blots have multiple meanings, depending on the context, but generally represent both creation and destruction. Neely also has an extensive background in fine arts, and as a result his comics have a tension between the flow between panels & pages and the powerful single image."

Read the rest of the review here.

(The article also includes reviews of two other books by Rina Ayuyang and Jonathan Baylis)