Espey, Eamon – Asbestos Wick


Asbestos Wick

I have no idea what the fuck is going on in this comic.  There, I said it.  Anything that I say from this point on will be babble, my attempt to make sense out of something that is most likely not in any way meant to be taken literally.  First, let’s get one thing out of the way: my “not getting” a comic is in no way meant to imply that the comic is bad or in any way not worth reading.  On the contrary, there are several pages of this book (picking just one sample was difficult) that will haunt my dreams, and that has to be considered a good thing.  It’s just that a silent comic where most of the pages resemble that sampled page below and rarely have any of the same characters sticking around for more than a page or two is going to be immune to any kind of conventional analysis.  Look, Eamon has been around for a bit now, and I’m guessing the smarter and more refined among you have already checked out his Wormdye series or graphic novel.  If you already know his name, good news!  He has a couple of new books out.  If not, OK fine, I’ll try to make some sense of this.  Things start off with a creature with the giant head of an owl sitting atop something that looks like a house of worship.  Standing outside is a creature with a baboon head, a creepy smiling face throwing up what appears to be spaghetti for a body, and fat old man legs that are naked except for shoes and socks.  This creature is holding a woman (who is terrified) over its head, and somehow the woman has her breasts clearly visible even though she seems to be wearing a t-shirt.  On the next page the woman has had her head torn off by the baboon creature, and what appears to be an assembly line is picking out a new head for the woman.  Or it is pulling all the possible heads out of her body.  On the third page the head of the woman seems to be shooting energy beams from its eyes, with a snake crawling through its ears, as it is either vomiting fire onto worried people or helping them out through vomit.  Shall I go on?  Things eventually make more sense, then they don’t, then they do again, but it might all be a lie.  Check out the samples on his website or other reviews on this site, that should give you a clear idea of what you’re dealing with.  If you prefer your comics simple, go elsewhere.  If you like a challenge that is at the very least visually rewarding, read Eamon Espey! $4

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