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ADULTS ONLY! 32 pages, 8" x 5.5", by LJ Turnock >>> leejamesturnock [at] gmail [dot] com + thecomixcompany.ecrater.com + leejamesturnock.blogspot.com

Wow, this one is a real trip. It begins with a guy in a bar telling the barman about his childhood obsession with 'Bolt Sidney' and his subsequent disillusionment when he visits Florida's 'Sidneyworld'. Then a woman, Doralee, walks into the bar, and boy, has she got a story to tell! She came from a hick town where she narrowly avoided being forced into a marriage with a retarded cousin by escaping with her dog Toejam. On the road they soon come across a ragged tent hosting a burlesque show, and with Doralee's assets, she is encouraged to join the troupe. However, the suggestion of smearing dog food on her butt and Toejam licking it off tickles neither Doralee, nor Toejam himself, so they split from that scene too. They then proceed to meet characters from the Wizard of Oz, but a far more warped version... The scarecrow has a heart, but he's missing something else. My favourite was LJ's version of the Cowardly Lion. LJ's lion isn't cowardly, he just has terrible taste. His wife kicked him out because he layed around the lair all day watching Three Stooges videos. He also loves The Dukes of Hazzard, The Gong Show, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. ... Next thing you know, we see it's a stuffy British father reading about these events and tut tutting about what an "open sewer" America has become, and his son and daughter ("sneering subversives") are part of the problem! They need a nanny! And they get one - Mary Pipkins. ... Oh, man. It goes on and on. It's a proper freakout, daddy-o. And the art is terrific.

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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 19th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Actually, the art is utterly pedestrian.
Dec. 19th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
Ha! I was wondering what happened to 'Anonymous'. What a zinger! That'll hurt 'im!
Jun. 8th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
Unexpectedly, the B&W art inside is better than the cover. Usually the cover is a knockout and the interior is kind of slapdash. Still, this rambling toddler-babble of a story doesn't grab me to hard. Another one of those, "fun to read but I'm too broke and lazy to pay for", ones.

Wonder who this Anonymous guy is. Sounds like an agitator of some kind. As O. Wilde said, "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about".
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