A Life in Comics (#2 and 3 reviewed here) are A6 mini-adventures
featuring Dave and his friends, small but fierce South Park-like avatars that
wobble but don't fall down.
In issue #2, Dave's short day starts with a threesome with Jennifer Love Hewitt
and Carmen Electra and ends in a cinema smelling of fish. #3 details the perils
of trying to send letters when your local postmistress is Jabba the Hutt.
Amusing autobiographical quickies from an accomplished artist with a keen sense
of comic pacing.
Life In Comics by David Golding is a mini-marvel (hyuk hyuk).
A pocket -sized 8 page bundle of fun where Dave's cartoon alter ego let's us in
on the events of his chaotic life. Issue 7 is pretty good, as Dave intoduces
us to his friend who's having some serious girlfriend problems. So serious, in
fact, that he cannot be identified in the comic, so appears with a bag over his
head (His name's Paul, by the way). The dialogue is sharp and funny, (there's
a killer Spidey gag I'm dying to steal) while the art is cool and lively, helped
immensely by the fact the characters look like Weebles (wobble but they don't
fall down). This is really a stand-up routine in comic book form, at least as
good as Captain
Dolphin, but better drawn (sorry, Ralph!)
Issues 8 & 9 are even better, as Dave regales us with the tale of his
ex-girlfriend Sarah, who, "had a black heart that pumped satan's bile through
her twisted body”. As long as you're not bitter about it, Dave, that's the
This really is quality stuff, individualistic, funny and smart. The only real
drawback is that there's not enough of it. I'd say to Dave, spend the money, put
all the issues into a book on decent paper, and it'd really fly. The material's
|A Life in Comics:
#2, 3, 7, 8 & 9: 8 A6 pages, each.
|Price: 25p +P&P.
David Miles Golding, 120 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Northampton, W Yorks, WF6
|Received at ZUM! HQ: