Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mini-Comic a Month Challenge for February 2011: Air Guitar No. 5

Air Guitar No. 5
by Mike Gorman
28 pages, 5.5" x 8.5", black and white
Price: $2 + $1 shipping
Available here

Air Guitar No. 5 came out in 2004, but it's new to me. It contains a couple of autobiographical comics, one about a pervert on the bus and the other about a wacko handing out strange pamphlets on the streets of New York, a comic featuring Gorman's signature character, Super Douche, a comic about a drawing game called "Doodle" and some illustrated police blotters.

I ordered this issue along with No. 4, and this one is by far better than the earlier issue. The addition of illustrations to the police blotters makes them more tolerable, although I still didn't find them as humorous as the artist apparently did.

The profiles of the two crazies were both enjoyable, although the three pages of journal entry excerpts was a bit much. I ended up skipping to the end. I liked the Super Douche story in this comic better than the multiple comics in No. 4 and the overall layout of the issue was much nicer. Gorman is a talented artist, and I wish he had published more comics since 2004.

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