October 26th, 2010

Harvey the 29th #1-3

28 pages, digest size, by Tinman Johnson, harveythe29th (at) yahoo.com.au
Tinman says he's been drawing Harvey for 15 years. Harvey's a human who lives with his girlfriend Marny (a robot) in a place called Denholm (populated by 17,000 robots and 640 humans). They also have a cat called Jake. Considering Tinman's been working on this for 15 years, I would have expected more of a story in these three issues, but many pages are simply full-page 'gags'. The humour isn't to my taste, in fact it seems to be targeting pre-teens. For example, one page has got Marny saying "I am not a robot" sitting on a table with her unattached robot hand. Another page shows Harvey and Marny 'banana fishing'. It ain't Ivan Brunetti that's for sure. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it makes me wonder who inspires this fellow. If I had anything to do with it, I'd lock Tinman in a room with John Kricfalusi for 24 hours and only then let him loose on Harvey #4.

The Cock Book + The Tickle Family + I Regret Letting You Meet Me

Each 12 pages, digest size, by Philip Dearest >>> wowphilip(at)gmail.com + www.boobookittyfuck.deviantart.com 

The Cock Book has drawings of spurting cocks, severed cocks, hairy men with cocks instead of nipples, hairy men with big cocks and bleeding rectums, and a few other wonders. It's hard to avoid a comparison with Mike Diana, not only with the drawing style and subject matter, but the 'INRIs' all over the place too. No strips though, just full page stuff. I'd love to see Philip draw some actual comix.

The Tickle Family includes Celery Tickle (whose vagina can type ninety-words-a-minute), Pimple Tickle (activist for teenager's rights), and my favourites, Sickle and Fickle Tickle (kickboxing champions).

I Regret Letting You Meet Me has drawings of people like the man who regrets meeting knives (because they make him cut his arm and throat) and the banana (?) who regrets meeting the woman who put it inside her vagina.

Philip Dearest has really got something sick and wonderful going on in his art. A great discovery!