Now, like I said, I'm not a big comics fan, and this isn't something I would normally review. But Attila Kiss, known to me as Intone Flux from the old HM forums, asked me to, and he sent me something else I'll get to later that I liked a bit more, so I agreed. While I found this work uneven, with some parts not very interesting to me, there were some things that I did like.
The characters are anthromorphic rats, and there's a reference to cats in their world, but otherwise it doesn't seem to have much relevance in the story. The art is nicely appropriate for a comic, and there are some flashback parts where the images are grayer and softer focus, which is effective but can be kind of murky and hinder the storytelling. The story itself has several interesting aspects, like past experiences defining characters' present actions, and some funky names, and it has an energetic pace that can be at once engaging and dizzying. The setting of a London punk band living with their mom, and the subtitle "Never mind the puberty, here's mid life crisis" is both a bit clever and sadly ironic. The gang tries several ways to cure "the blues" which don't work as intended, and require getting bailed out of jail more than once. This story ends with a surprise offer of help from someone in their past, and it's to be continued in #s 2 and 3.
So it was fun to read this, and nice of Attila Kiss to think of me and send it. I'm sure there are plenty of people who would enjoy it, and that may include some who come by here. So here's where to get it: