The Lupus #3
The creation of 15 Nuns man Ben Oakes, The Lupus easily surpasses its predecessor with it's overewhelmingly attractive attitude and neato design. Topics such as stalking and drug addiction are treated with the sugary heap of fashion and the honeys glaze, of credibility. Oakes' style is adequate, using a bold combination of slim mark outlines and thick black areas, plus a purposefully haphazard and un-even figure placement. This comic is so hip and has enough zinesque moxie to endear.
Also from 15 Nuns is John Cake, and the return of Big Night Out style comedy, "The Bruising Pit", Ken (the washing machine), Bobby and Walter fear their pub may be demolished and in an effort to prevent it board a bus driven by Busta Rhymes. This surrealist strip is unique, essential and worth the price of admission alone. That price is just 70p from Ben Oakes, 65 South Grove, Sale, Manchester, M33 3AR. A5, colour cover, 20pgs.