Graphic Novel Goodness: SQUEE! & Betty Blues Sneak Peek

July 20, 2013 5 stars, Book Review, Comics 4 ★★★★★

Every weekend I do a review in either of these three features Graphic Novel Goodness, Comic Craze or Manga n’ Mind. Feel free to tell me your favorite picks! If you review graphics then leave me your link in a comment and I’ll come check it out!

SQUEE! Maddening fun for everyone!

Squee

Squee’s Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors collects together the four issues of the Squee comic book series from SLG Publishing. It also contains reprints from the popular Jhonny the Homicidal Maniac series that didn’t appear in the JTHM: Director’s Cut book

Squee’s Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors

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My Thoughts:

SQUEE is a graphic novel I keep coming back to again over the years. I swear I love everything I’ve ever laid eyes on by Jhonen Vasquez! Have you ever seen and loved that cartoon Invader ZIM? This is your man then – this is one of his comics. This black and white collection of SQUEE comics is twisted and at moments sad but yet manages to be light and funny. Ask me how he does it – I do not know! SQUEE is a sweet scared little kid who experiences some crazy messed up shit. But it’s so awesome to tag along for the ride! For lovers of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac you will love SQUEE. If you haven’t read JTHM you must go buy it now or I will also die! I can never help myself when reading this graphic novel – my fingers itch for color pens or pencils and I just want to color and accent the pages – not that I ever do of course – but I have to slap my own hands to keep from doing it! There is a LOT of dialogue in these pages for what I would consider the typical graphic novels that I read – why let few words and a picture tell his story when Jhonen can cram as many words in a pane as he can possibly fit. If you like the darkly humorous stuff you have got to give this one a try! I’m only sad there isn’t any more!

 

SNEAK PEEK! – Betty Blues by Renaud Dillies!

Betty Blues

Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambience, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide… something he’d much prefer, like her, would just stay chilled.

This is a comic I’m itching to get my hands on! It comes out this September – here is a preview of some of the art! – shown with permission from NBM Publishing.

Betty Blues preview

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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