Mesmo Delivery (Mesmo Delivery Pixu the Mark O) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/2/23
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When the Mesmo Delivery truck rolls into town, a heap of trouble is sure to follow. Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Grampá (5, Hellblazer, Strange Tales, Uncanny X-Man) makes his full-length comics debut with the critically acclaimed graphic novel Mesmo Delivery — a kinetic, bloody romp starring Rufo, an ex-boxer; Sangrecco, an Elvis impersonator; and a ragtag crew of overly confident drunks who pick the wrong delivery men to mess with.
This second edition hardcover features an extended sketchbook section from creator Rafael Grampá and pinups from top comics creators Eduardo Risso, Mike Allred, Craig Thompson, and Fabio Moon! Introduction by Brian Azzarello. --このテキストは、ハードカバー版に関連付けられています。
The story was secondary to me when I bought it but it's an enjoyable and engaging piece of bizarro redneck noir.
Nice sketchbook section at the back as well.
The art is well done and very stylized, with clear influences from old animation. There are many homages to old cartoons scattered across the book, but few enough that isn't the dominant style. If you demand something that looks like the latest glossies from Marvel or DC, you will be disappointed. The palette is mostly muted, with plenty of gray, tan, and brown (red is the primary accent color) which perfectly captures the look and feel of a desolate roadside gas station. The author makes excellent use of perspective. Many panels are drawn from quite unusual angles: looking from under a truck, up in the sky looking down, down somebody's throat, or from the first person. The action is quite graphic, and anyone not into blood should stay away.
While the book is 80 pages, the story is only 58 of that. The rest is concept art and 4 pages from guest artists. Since most comics are $2.99 for 22 pages of story, I still consider the $9.99 this (currently) costs a fair price for a bound volume.
I like my comics to be a little off the mainstream, and this book is exactly that. It's a very fun read.