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July 18, 2008 5:24 AM   Subscribe

Busted Wonder ― The cartoon art of Charity Larrison and Kieron Gillen.
posted by netbros (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
While the illustration is nice in a few places, the lettering is dreadful - it looks to have been done in a hurry, and a lot of it slants all over the place - if that was intentional I think it was a bad choice. Oh, and the writing's awful too.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:58 AM on July 18, 2008

Cool, I haven't looked at Busted Wonder in a while. Love her artwork.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:03 AM on July 18, 2008

Art's great. The writing's a toothache, but then again I also really really really didn't like Phonogram (my fiancée loved it, though)
posted by Shepherd at 6:10 AM on July 18, 2008

I think the artwork is lovely, but the story reads like a cross between Something Wicked This Way Comes and Labyrinth fan fiction.
posted by katillathehun at 7:56 AM on July 18, 2008

Why spend time worrying about the lettering?

I thought the artwork was nice but the story kind of dragged on and didn't make too much sense in the second half.
posted by delmoi at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2008

I really like that Ex Terminus comic in the Charity Larrison link, thanks for posting this!
posted by jrb223 at 1:43 PM on July 18, 2008

Aww, I thought it was cute. It erred on the side of precious frippery, but if I'm going to forgive the outsized inanity of the superhero comics that I love, I can forgive this.
posted by klangklangston at 3:54 PM on July 18, 2008

Kieren Gillen is also one of the best games critics out there and kind of jump started new games journalism. You can usually find his writing at the excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Eurogamer.
posted by empath at 4:15 PM on July 18, 2008

I'm glad I didn't read the comments here before I read this because I truly loved it, so much so that I bought the poster so that I could always have a piece of the beautiful art somewhere near. Thank you for this, netbros.
posted by melissa may at 4:30 AM on July 19, 2008

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