Saturday, June 19, 2010
Liz's Pick of the Week
This short-form graphic novel glimpses a fateful moment in the journey of two delivery men- one a garrulous old Elvis impersonator, the other a lumbering ex-boxer. They make a quick stop at remote roadhouse, run into some unsavory types, and all hell breaks loose. In the midst of it all we get the idea that one trucker may know a little more about the nature of their mysterious cargo than the other.
It's a quick read, but a memorable one. Grampa gives the reader just enough information to appreciate the gravity of all the action. The art has an old-timey animated quality, but is incredibly textured; the vintage-style signs and text and the washed-out, limited color palette create a really strong sense of place. Not for the squeamish, but tight, fun, and singular, Mesmo Delivery comes highly recommended from your friends here at the Laughing Ogre!