Blink #4: Barefoot in America, Breakfast in the Park by Max Ink
Hey, I'm the official online retailer for Blink Books! Sorry, I just noticed in the back of this issue and had no idea. Well, OK, some idea, as I am selling them... Oh this thing with selling comics, it's like a constant revelation to me. Max says that with this issue he's going to start focusing on the lives of the main characters Blink, Sam and Hank (you may or may not have known that that last one was a main character) by going to the full issue stories rather than the 4-8 page bits. I could and have argued both sides of that particular argument, but it looks like he's going to occasionally put out shorter minis anyway, so it's the best of both worlds. This issue is essentially a conversation in the park between Blink, Sam and Hank, as the two women run across him playing Supertramp by himself. The relative merits of their music is discussed, as well as Hank's woefully inadequate knowledge of blue's music. The conversation is all well and good, as Max has a great handle on dialogue, but the highlights to me were the quiet intro (animals running around) and the conclusion, with Hank running into a friend and telling the guy not to be a pig in describing Blink and Sam. It's a great way to start this idea of telling the story of their lives, by not having everything begin and end with their conversations. All told it's another solid issue, if you haven't figured that out already...
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