Sausage Hand by Andrew Smith

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Do you like mayhem in your comics? Not just a little bit, but a whole lot of it? Do you also like, along with the mayhem, the occasional deep philosophical musing about heaven, hell, and the costs/benefits of dealing with other people? Well, then you're in luck! You might be thinking that those things don't really go together, and you'd be right, except for the fact that this comic exists and blows that preconceived notion of yours right out of the water. There are two stories in this one, assuming that the first one can properly be called a story. It's all about a bloody fight between two brothers and, not to spoil the ending or anything, nobody wins. That's a small piece though, the meat of this thing is the next story, in which Sausage Hand, after working up the nerve to face the world, eats a rancid pork burger. He falls into a deep coma (thinking at first that he might be dead, which leads to his philosophical ramblings), meets the other side of his brain and almost makes a human connection with his waitress. This piques his curiosity about death so he does some research, which again renders him unconscious, and this time he meets his inner child and a strange invader in his mind. The whole thing reads like a more demented version of a Tex Avery cartoon, with characters growing and shrinking based on their confidence and mood, and with them all being able to pull whatever they need out of their throat at a moment's notice. It's not for the squeamish or humorless, but for everybody else, you're in for a treat.


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