THE PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER! #1 (COVER A: ROUSSEAU)
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Art by Craig Rousseau
Cover by Craig Rousseau
Size: 0 pages
This was my first, and probably last issue of Perhapanauts. From page one, the desperation to be noticed as an indie comic oozes off the page. “I’m sick of having to buy 15 different comic books just to follow one story! I’m not gonna be their sucker anymore!”
Yea, yea, save it for your blog. I want to read a comic.
The next page is designed to “take you up to speed” because Todd Degazo doesn’t trust himself to just start a story in a #1 issue.
I bowed out after a few pages because this comic seems to really want to prove how clever it is. Pop culture references, characters that talk like they’ve learned everything they know about language from watching sitcoms. The only thing that appealed to me was Craig Rousseau’s art, though it suffered some serious lazy eye on an almost pagely basis. (Lazy eye is when you have a character with defined, specific eyes in one panel, but you don’t have time to keep them consistent, so you occasionally just draw dots or nothing at all in their eye sockets.)
I’m not sure if I would have enjoyed this more if it hadn’t started out so antagonistically and desperate, but it would probably behoove Todd Dezago to get off his very small soapbox and stick to writing stories in his comics.
Art: 3 - Good