Neptoons by Tom Motley
This book is one short barely contained doodle. Granted, itâ€™s called a doodle comic right there on the cover, so it shouldnâ€™t come as a shock to anyone. This is about aâ€¦ creature of some kind telling a story to other creatures, all silent but with word balloons filled with images. The man in the story sees a shining object on top of a hill and seeks to attain it, which would have disastrous consequences. Itâ€™s a nice little story, but the highlight here is how busy the art is. The center spread, where the man in the story first sees a throng of creatures, all talking amongst themselves, has to be seen to be believed. Iâ€™m still not sure what the vast majority of them are talking about, as a lot of the images in the word balloons flew right over my head, but the images alone are worth the price of admission. If youâ€™re picked up any of the other damned near countless minis Tom has put out over the year, this is an excellent companion piece, as youâ€™re rarely going to see such unbridled creativity from anybody as you see from him here.