Page 45 Review by Stephen
"What are these things? Can I eat them?" CHOMP!
"And no, you can't."
Haha! Immaculate comedy timing as ever!
From the creator of FISH HEAD STEVE and abducted from the pages of the weekly PHOENIX comic for kids, watch bewildered beasts Bunny, Monkey, Weenie, Skunky, Pig, Metal Steve, Le Fox and Action Beaver "Eeek!", "Shriek!", "Screeeam!", "Ftung!" and "Whoosh!" their way through two-page parcels of manic mentalism.
Monkey will not tolerate anything vaguely lovely. Woodland bluebells? I don't think so.
"SHRIEK! Monkey, what are you doing?"
"What does it look like I'm doing? I'm lawnmowing these things into oblivion!"
"But they're beautiful!"
"They're a virus! They make me feel awkward!"
"Nope, it won't do. This place is becoming disgusting and pretty, and I find it offensive. I'm taking these hedgehogs and I'm going to prang everyone's bottom with them."
Like a sugar-stuffed blackcurrant cordial, this is chaos concentrate distilled for mass destruction and maximum disaster with Monkey enlisting Skunky to build ever more insane inventions like Caterpillarzilla consuming every last trace of nature with its nitro-chomp! Action Beaver's vocabulary consists of solely of sound effects while Weenie the squirrel and Pig the pig have the collective memory of a goldfish.
None of which would work were the cartooning anything short of the most carefully controlled and cleverly conducted insanity. Each element within a panel is just-so: the sound effects are arranged like scores on a sheet of music.
"It was a quiet morning, until
Even the volume levels are precisely regulated. It's not as easy as it looks. On the surface it's a bunch of hyperactive delinquents making Bunny's love of a quiet life a loud and bombastic nightmare.
Okay, at its heart it's also a bunch of hyperactive delinquents making Bunny's love of a quiet life a loud and bombastic nightmare. But chaos needs order to work so well, and bonkers needs logic to thrive.
"It's lucky I lost the map, or this might be the wrong way!"
Stick that in your sat nav and steer it.
"Oh, I blocked your toilet by the way."