Tread #3

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Tread #3 Creator(s): Greg Vondruska
Publishers: Self Published
From: USA
Price: $3.00

No Worries, You're freaky fish Food! I'm Leaving (The Peg Boy Origin p10)

the majority of this anthology is the work of Greg. His speciality appears to be amusing tales that take as their lead from classic tales such as Moby Dick, but branch out into unexpected turn of events. Peg Leg finds himself inside a whale with a bunch of guys who quite like being isolated from their bosses, wives and other mundane features of the outside world. Peg Leg tries to escape with violent consequences.

From lid to dirt, we love above (Dead Love, p20)

Two corpses find happiness in the cemetery. This is a very poetic story, with lovely illustrations of ghosts, skeletons and grave stones.

But then I puked outside the T-Pe (Peg Boy and Red Hair, p23)

Peg Boy's liking for other peoples property ends up with him being spanked in public. Greg's art style is appealing, with realistic character drawn simply. He makes good use of black in his work giving it a very firm structure.

But instead of scalping me, they gave me a haircut. They called in a 'Mullet' (Peg Boy and Red Hair, p32)

While spanking appears more often than is seemly, this is a great read for those of us who enjoy quirky stories of love, whales and live concerts.

In a Word: Trippy.

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