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Galey, Jamie Dee – Pillow Talk #1



Pillow Talk #1

Depending on your perspective, this comic is nothing like what you’re picturing.  If you’re just going with the cover image, you probably have it more or less right.  This is the story of a pillow who notices a bird in a tree and decides that they should be friends.  He climbs the tree (pillows climb trees in a shimmying motion, if you were curious) but the bird flies away.  The pillow is sad, but doesn’t have much time to dwell on it as he gets caught up in a broken tree branch and attacked by a murder of crows, and boy you never get a chance to use that term in casual conversation, do you?  The bird reconsiders when he hears the pillow calling for help (as the crows have carried him off and are picking him apart), and a monkey notices all the soft stuffing falling from the sky and tries to eat it.   There’s also a mysterious vine-like figure who talks to the severely damaged pillow where he lands and some reluctant assistance from the monkey, but I’ve given away too much already.  The book is a pile of fun and that’s what’s important.  The only problem is that the story comes to a screeching halt because it’s the first of a projected five issues, but I can’t find anything on his website (which is amazing, by the way) that indicates if there was ever a second issue, and this did come out way back in the dark ages of 2004.   I want to see what happens to the pillow, dammit!  If this is the whole story it’s a fun but maddeningly incomplete story.  If there are more issues then I recommend it unreservedly.  And I don’t usually plug upcoming projects for creators, but Jamie is working on a Batman versus Godzilla comic that has the potential to be one of the best things in the world.  He only has a half dozen pages or so up at his website now, but it’s something I’ll be keeping an eye on.  No price, but let’s call it $2.