Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Babalon Babes #3

From the random stack of unread comics.

Title: Babalon Babes
Issue: 3
Date: 2007
Publisher: Witches Brew Press
Writer: Michele Witchipoo
Artist: Michele Witchipoo

If you're splitting hairs, this would be considered a sketchbook rather than a comic. Regardless of the designation, it is a lovely collection of artwork. The portraits feature (in the artist's words) "Scarlet women and femme fatales". The book is labeled as adults only due to some nudity in the images, but the focus is on the mixture of the erotic with the mystical.

Artist Michele Witchipoo has a really unique style that is highly detailed, and rich in symbolism. Each illustration is full of little symbols and sigils waiting to be discovered, reflecting a variety of spiritual traditions and mythologies. The ancient wisdom mixes with a punk vibe for a really fun effect overall.

This is one of the most visually attractive minicomic series I've run across.

Rating: 8.5/10

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dog Man and Cat Kid

A Scholastic book that the Kiddo actually bought through his school's Scholastic book order.

Title: Dog Man and Cat Kid
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: 2018
Writer: Dav Pilkey
Artist: Dav Pilkey
Colorist: Jose Garibaldi

Gotta love a book that manages to drop references to John Steinbeck, Mary Poppins, and Snakes on a Plane without skipping a beat.

This tale of good and evil features the good Dog Man, the evil Petey the Cat, and Petey's kitten clone Li'L Petey, who is caught in between.

There is also a Dog Man movie being made, and a robot who was programmed to obey, but who must learn about the nature of friendship.

This was funny all the way through, with some clever plotting and some surprisingly touching scenes.

Rating: 9/10