The first tpb of Charlatan's Ball came out a month or two ago I think, but I'd had it on order since.. well, I'm not sure. But a good long while! It was a blind buy - Andy Suriano's blog shows that he can draw
, so I gave his book a chance. Was it worth it? YES. This comic is fun
. And Andy's work doesn't so much ape Kirby's as it does use Kirby as it's Darwinian ape ancestor (excuse my incorrect biology here; we're talking art, not science). Reading this book makes me cheerful and perfectly happy to not know where it's going. The ride is the destination, yup yup.
The story's about Chuck Amok, a rubbish stage magician with great trousers, and the adventures he and his hat-rabbit Caesar meet when the extra-dimensional Demon Empty picks him as his unwitting pawn in a huge and bizarre tournament. Enjoy!