Bad Animal ©Ralph Kidson
Three or four years ago, you couldn'tspit in the street without
hitting someone who was raving about Ralphie Kidson's work. He was responsible
for a run of small press classics such as Captain Dolphin and Sad Animal.
Not to mention the I Love Crusties strip in Sofa, whichwas so good
that even I liked it.
All this I tell you because of what I have to do in this review of Ralph's latest.
Yes, Bad Animal really isn't very good. Inside this overpriced and (on
my copy anyway) poorly printed booklet seems to be his take on sex. Yes, sex.
Are you shocked and appalled yet?
The first strip, with Envelope & Stick manages the amazing achievement of
being both brief and overlong. And at one page, too.The second is seven pages
of a couple of aquarium sharks bragging about whether they would 'do' females
who walk past the tank. An unfunny premise results in a, well, unfunny strip.
And as for Hardcore Hamsters, I'm sure that sort of thing has been done
much better elsewhere.
You used to be so good at this, Ralphie dear. Please tell us what's wrong.
It helps to talk, you know...
| Bad Animal:
20 A6 pages, colour stock pages, colour card stock cover.
|Price: £1.00 (+P+P)
Ralph Kidson, RalphieComics, 3 Langridges Rd, Newick, Nr Lewes, BN8 4LZ
|Received at ZUM! HQ: