Archive for January 26th, 2018

Crickets #4

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Crickets by cartoonist Sammy Harkham is easily the best ongoing comic series I have read in twenty years.

It’s not for everyone, but sometimes it genuinely feels like it was made just for me.

It looks like it could’ve been drawn yesterday or a hundred years ago (even though the story is set in the 1970’s).

It is big, magazine sized, and beginning with issue three tells the story of Seymour, a screenwriter working on the set of the b-movie ‘Blood of the Virgin’ who suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of the film’s director, a role he wasn’t ready for, to say the least.

Packed with great dialogue and characters, this is an amazing dark comedy by a master storyteller and cartoonist.

At times maniacal and at others subdued to the point of feeling oppressively quiet, Crickets is simply wonderful in a way few things ever have been.

I can’t say enough good things about it so I’d better just quit now.

The above is my recreation of the cover to issue four. Original cover by Sammy Harkham below.