Deep Throws Furry Memories
This isn’t your traditional comic. It’s mostly a “deep thoughts” parody from Saturday Night Live, with spelling errors and obnoxious notebook lines all over the place. That being said, it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read this year. I know, I’m the guy who bitches all the time about spelling errors, but I really didn’t care in this. The pictures, when they were there, seemed like random things that didn’t have much if anything to do with the text, but who cares? I wish I could scan some of the dialogue but my scanner can’t handle it. All I can tell you is that if you’ve seen short glimpses of Ben’s work but think that it probably wouldn’t hold up if you had more of it to read for some reason… read this and know that you’re wrong. There are links up there to get this wonderful comic, if you enjoy random, nonsensical hilarity.
In a slight change of pace, most of the stuff I really liked from this issue was the poetry. The story here is that Gator goes to read his poetry at a coffee shop, the leaves and ends up in ancient Canada. There’s not enough money in the world to get me to tell you how this ends, so don’t even try. Go to the Uss Catastrope site to get this and more of his books or just go to his website, which is linked above. Should I say more about it? OK. Didn’t see anything here to change my earlier opinion of the guy, which is that he’s incredibly inventive. I’m just sad that this is the only book of his that I have around to read. I’m sold on this guy, so the only thing left to tell you is: I order you to buy his comics!
Tomy Dream Energy
First off, honestly, I have no idea what the title of this book is. Kevin Huizenga told me at SPACE that Ben had all kinds of these because he has a job where he can just sit around and draw, so you’d probably just have to e-mail him a description of this one to get it. Luckily, from what I’ve been able to tell, it’s not going to matter which issue you get because this guy is brilliant. I guess you’d have to call this my first big “find” of SPACE, even though I’d heard about him months ago, I just couldn’t find any print comics to get. Go to his website (which is amazing, by the way) to find out which comics are available. It looks like there aren’t many right now, but e-mail the guy and see what happens. Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be telling you why you should read this. Here, how about this:
Kind of messy because he does it at work, like I said, but look beyond it and read the strips. He just has an incredible mind. I don’t think there’s really any way to even synopsize this and tell you what it’s all about except to say that you can probably tell from the sample. Just send him $10 or so and ask him for a bunch of comics, I can’t imagine anybody out there being disappointed. Here’s one more for the road, and at least check out his website, it might be the best comic related one that I’ve seen…