Pat Makes Drawings #2
Here’s hoping that Pat keeps up this business of making drawings, because he sure has a knack for it.Â The images in this issue were consistently remarkable, to the point where I’m going to ramble about them in bit of detail, so be warned.Â First, the cover is full color (obviously), and he takes advantage of that fact on the inside cover but, as you probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you that it was a drawing of flowers, I won’t mention it.Â Then there’s another solid page of color in the middle, which means that there’s a full color centerfold.Â Much as I hate tearing apart comics I might just have to pull this one out and put it on my wall, as it’s a smorgasbord involving what appears to be a sun (vomiting geometric shapes), a creature wooing a snake monster, clipped images of people dancing and laughing, and a hollow giant.Â Or something like that.Â The other color images are of a hairy man and his boombox and a jam session involving Teen Wolf, Mr. T and E.T.Â He could have just left the rest of the comic blank and I would have been happy, but wait, there’s more!Â You have the summit of the kings, elephant pants, flower eyes, a fire creature reaching the top of the mountain, and the Creature From The Black Lagoon sharing a tender moment with his child.Â That still leaves plenty for you to discover, and I once again thoroughly enjoyed a comic without much of a coherent story.Â That’s still a rarity, so it should at least slightly stand out.Â No price again, but with the color pages I’m guessing $4 this time.
Pat Makes Drawings #1
Quick, what’s this comic about?Â Yes, this is the case where the title gives it all away, although technically that title could apply to every comic ever made.Â This isn’t a sketchbook though, as all the drawings in here are of higher quality than your average sketches.Â Pat starts off with drawings of cute animals (although he can’t help but put odd things on them) and moves on to kinky sluts.Â From here he has some regular old comic stories, dealing with two creatures walking on an indescribable landscape and talking religion, the strip I sampled below (and that “thumbs up” made my day), and the eternal question of whether that is, in fact, a banana in your pants.Â Throw in a few more drawings towards the end (which I’m keeping a mystery, as why not save a few surprises?) and voila!Â It’s a comic.Â Oh, I almost forgot the best part: the post-breakup letter to an ex (no idea if this is really Pat’s letter but I doubt it) that descends into madness involving mandatory metal teeth for all.Â His drawings have gotten a lot cleaner over the years, but he’s managed to hold onto that overall sense of unreality and insanity that suits his stuff so well.Â If you’re one of those comic readers who prefers all stories, all the time (like I usually do), there are plenty to choose from on this page, including a few things I still have left in the store.Â If you’re just a fan of his stuff there’s more than enough in here to make it worthwhile.Â No price, so let’s say $2.