There might be a bit of subtext and social commentary concerning obesity and media expectations but it is overshadowed by inanity. It’s a fun book; something for a car journey or a long bowel movement.
The art is black and grey webcomic style and perfect for this piece. It has a playful and anarchic style with disembodied heads delivering what would be off camera speech and hands extending from narration bubbles to point things out.
There is a plot and to be fair you probably won’t guess where it ends up which is quite entertaining. I have never seen a character burst into song in a comic either. Nor would I expect lines such as “pointy sticks are the new black.”
There are some character doodles, a bonus story and a lengthy light-hearted interview with the creators.
For individuality and entertainment value this gets a Thumbs Up!
Tomorrow: Vamps – Elaine Lee