Walking Man Comics Presents Special #34 plus

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Walking Man Comics Presents Special #34 plus Creator(s): Matt Levin
Publishers: Walking Man Comics (Self Published)
From: USA
Price: Anny 4 for $3.00 (US) ppd

Matt's comics have the whimsical quality of nursery rhymes full of dancing animals, strange creatures and places where magic seems an everyday occurrence. They also have serious undertones of love, longing and self awareness that gives such stories their long term appeal.

The artwork here is all done with rubber stamps, a technique that doesn't often venture out of it's own little subculture. You thought comics were alternate, no way, rubber stamps are there real champions of doing things differently. In each of the issues here Matt lists who produced the stamps used. This technique allows Matt to access a large range of illustration styles, from simple cartoons to detailed classical figures. He combines them in attractive layouts using masking and other devices to overlay the images.

With his music comics Matt illustrates his own original songs and provides sheet music so those readers with musical skills can try them out for themselves. I wish I'd paid more attention in music classes!

This little minis are a delight to read and will appeal to fun loving adults and their children.

In a Word: Quality.

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