Chandler, Richy – Tempo Lush #4: Mish Mash Mosh

April 22, 2010



Tempo Lush #4: Mish Mash Mosh

Not only has Richy managed to come up with something fresh and interesting for each of the three minis I’ve read so far, he has also managed to make a great mini involving multiple ideas with this one.  Yes, this means single panel gag strips, and stories of a few panels, and even a “big” story involving the entire back page.  When this tiny thing is folded open, that is, as a big story involving only one panel wouldn’t be that impressive.  Or would it?  Hey, there’s an idea for somebody with writer’s block: can you cram an entire story in one panel?  Better yet, should you?  OK, I’m wandering.  As I said, this comic has several things going on, including making pies in the shape of famous actors, a llama in disguise, falling in love with your therapist, an old man counting people he’d like to kill, Tori Amos’s previous life as a doodle, freezing time to steal mints, and trying to rein in the powers of Cereal Box Tip Over Girl.  Then there’s the big story, and it’s all about finding the perfect woman, featuring a few guest artists and models, all combining to turn what should be a good idea into something hideous.  If I haven’t mentioned it yet, I appreciate how Richy crams these minis full.  Even on the legal and link pages he’s managing to throw a joke or two in there, making the most out of the tiny amount of space he has to use.  I’m very clearly smitten with this set, and this is without even being halfway through it.  I’m sure there’s a stinker in here somewhere, as the law of averages says that at least one of these minis was rushed out or half-baked.  So far so great though, and I’m gradually starting to believe that that might be true for all the minis.  The collection is $16.50 US, and I have mentioned the adorable little teddy bear container that holds all these minis, right?