Wonderful World, The

Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2004
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Wonderful World, The Creator(s): Carlos Wedde
Publishers: Self Published
From: New Zealand
Price: $5 (NZ)

In a flat in a run down part of town two names less chaps are looking for a flatmate to replace the very odd Ted. He has body parts that talk to each other, with one of them seeming to suffer from turrets syndrome. The two nameless chaps interview a strange dog-man creature who seems quite friendly, and a bound woman who finds Ted a bit scary. It seems his body parts got into an argument so his head parted company and left for Australia.

This is one weird weird story. I can't even begin to guess where the plot is headed, but it sure is a intriguing and surreal plot. The artwork is a bit of a miss in parts but copes with a nice variety of characters and locations. The Keystone style cops that appear later in the story are interesting, and the exterior scenes use some nice photomontage effects, which gives the settings a ram-shackled look. Thicker inking and more care to avoiding smudging might improve the reproduction for later issues.

The imagination quotient is high here and there's more than a few laughs.

In a Word: Unconventional.

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