"Dang Samax..." you may say. "Was it THAT bad?"
No. It was that good...
nothing makes a slumping cartoonist feel like a bigger cheesedick than stumbling onto another cartoonist who makes it look so DAMN EASY! I only looked at a few pages of Brubaker's comic-book-under-construction blog for his hella weird opus before it became clear to me that I was not on my game. Not just the writing, drawing, coloring game... but clearly this dude was approaching the self-publishing of his book with the same flame that was lighting his pages on fire, and for a minute or two, I was really pissed...
These pages are giving you the merest glimpse into the weirdness that ensues in the book, where we learn what's REALLY under that water and where Victuals the Cat wandered off to, and what kinda weird stuff your girl Sonja has been tinkering on in that lighthouse! This is clearly a book Brubaker has been screwing around with for years, and end result is very rich and satisfying. The book is a real page-turner that would have drove me crazy following as a weekly webcomic. As it is, the only thing that kept me from screaming "NOOOOOOO!!!" in full-on Hollywood melodrama when I reached the last page's cliff-hanger ending was the knowledge that my 2 year old daughter was sleeping in the next room.
reMIND. Like I said, once I read a little of it, I knew I had to read it first in graphic novel form first. After a typical long Monday shuttling my wife and daughter around and drudgerous drawing on the computer at work, finding this in my mailbox was a real shot in the arm! And I'm not even SHOWING the best stuff... reMIND (Vol. 1) drops July 21st... and you can click here to pre-order this fresh arse hardcover on Amazon for the low low price of $25... or you can click here to read it online for the even lower low price of free. Whichever way you hafta read it, just see that you do, by any means!
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