Visions of Booga

The second graphic novel collection with IDW Publishing, a story that I’ve described as “a kind of transcontinental Kerouacian odyssey, with knob jokes”

Here’s some reviews –

“(Martin’s) writing is surprisingly unchanged. It’s still by turns funny, weird, and strangely sentimental. Beat poetry via Carry On movies. It’s got the same strong whiff of teenage indulgence it always had, that eternal pleasure of having girls saying rude words and farting; of kangaroos with their cocks out, and of gratuitous pop cultural references… lashings of Beat writing filtered through the crumbling seaside facades of Worthing (Hewlett and Martin’s hometown).”

“A sheer joy, feels like the old days of TG but more kind of wistful and poetic, even the poo jokes feel somehow more beautiful this time round. Basically this issue was a kind of dream come true for me – two hot chicks ride around in a vintage Nazi halftrack while a kangaroo reads the great lost work of the Beat Generation. I wonder if Alan C. Martin is reading my mind?”

“The artwork in the comic is simply amazing. No, it isn’t incredibly realistic and finely detailed. It is just incredibly coloured and artistically appealing. The general style keeps with the punk aspect the comic series has always had.”

“I’ve gotten the previous books, so the quality was no surprise. It’s really one of the best books out there right now with a unique perspective, both on storytelling and art, from one of the more established comic book companies.”


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