This was interesting to read, mainly to see how much Siergey's art had developed between mini-comics. Cleaner linework and image construction frame more of classic puns seen in Nart #1. Like any self-respecting Newaver, the artist makes sure to include Elvis, Jesus, Chairman Mao and a Moose.
Does anyone really need a reason to write 8 pages of buttock-related puns? Sure, it's juvenile, but where else are you going to be able to find the phrase "buggering device" used so effectively?
As you can see from the above splash, this one features some of the most eye-catching artwork of the anthology so far. Barta's worked for everyone from the "big two" to Mirage and even Bongo, and more of his fantastic work can be seen on his blog here.
A marked contrast from Barta's issue, the debut Fried Brains focuses on visualising fantastic "stranger than fiction" news stories. Incudes the ever-popular media-panic drug story of a girl eating her own hand after ingesting PCP. What's not to like?
Just like Fried Brains #1, Babyfat showcases weird and wonderful news items, illustrated in various styles. The strange thing was that, as a child, I tried to get my mother to buy the aforementioned pants (pants in the anglo-English sense of "underpants"), just because they looked so cool. The fact that they supposedly would electrocute my bladder in the event of its mutiny didn't really occur to me. They looked like super-hero trunks, I'm telling you!
I would pay to see that movie, I'm not even kidding.
19: Organs On Parade – David Miller, 1980, Comix World
Even after reviewing Edition Charette's excellent Tribute to Popeye, there's still something creepy about seeing Popeye drawn to resemble a penis whilst Eugene the Jeep (in suspenders) whips a naked Olive Oyl.
This one is just like the Kama Sutra, only with knives, heroin, power-drills, TNT and strange sexual positions featuring motor-stunts. Possibly included as a test by Fantagraphics to see if they can release an "adult" themed Newave! anthology via Eros Comix. Shrewed forward-thinking marketing, I'm sure.