Friday, May 16, 2008
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Universe
Hells bells! You haven't heard of Ragmop? The "bitingly satirical" (Paul Pope) and "wonderfully smart" (Mike Mignola) 452 page graphic novel nominated for two Eisner and two Joe Shuster Awards? Well, don't sweat it! That's why we're here! Imagine a story that weaves elements of conspiracy theories, UFOs, political economy, history, religion, psychiatry and string theory together with three time traveling dinosaurs, world conquering aliens, Adam Smith, Piltdown man, Papal assassins, Quentin Tarantino, Drum Corps, musical numbers, fist fights in Heaven, prat falls, prop gags, spit takes, slapstick, an introduction by Steve Bissette and book design by Jon Adams, and you can see why Ragmop defies both genre and categorization and why Wizard Magazine dubbed it "the most outrageous comedy in comics". Best described as indescribable, Ragmop entertains and enlightens as it cleans and whitens. But don't take my word for it. You can check out the Ragmop preview gallery on my website Do it! Buy it! Read it! Love it!