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Madden, Matt – A Fine Mess


A Fine Mess

Regular comic series being put out by any of the “major” independent comic publishers these days are almost extinct, so it’s great to see any additions at all. It’s even better when the new book is almost thoroughly enjoyable. The only part I didn’t like was the “Exercises in Style” bit at the end where he told the same story several times using different cartooning styles. I didn’t even hate that, it just kind of bugged me for some reason. It’s interesting in theory, and I can see why he would want to experiment, I was just bored. The rest of the book was great. The opening story was in SPX 2001, so if you’ve read that you know what I’m talking about. The bulk of the book was about the last night in town of one man and what he does with it. A fascinating, real story about how some things just don’t get worked out. Sure, it’s about a lot more than that, I’m just projecting here. Visit his website for ordering info and bug him to keep putting these out while you’re at it…