Who Needs Vegas Or The Caribbean When You Can “Honeymoon In The Afterlife” ?

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Some comics just grab you from the word “go,” and one look at British cartoonist Matt Canning’s Honeymoon In The Afterlife is all it takes for you to know that this is one of them : self-published in newspaper broadsheet format, it’s a sizable thing to behold, no doubt about that, but equally it’s an impressive one, clean and simple black and white linework accentuated by decidedly contemporary shading techniques when and where necessary, with a kind of dusty rose hue deployed as an occasional “spot” color, it’s a triumph as far as production values go. But who are we kidding? While all that is certain to capture your interest, it takes considerably more to retain it.

Which rather sounds like a segue into me cataloging a list of shortcomings, but I promise you it’s not : in fact, if anything, Canning’s ability to keep you glued to the exploits…

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One response to “Who Needs Vegas Or The Caribbean When You Can “Honeymoon In The Afterlife” ?

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 11/16/20 — 11/22/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

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