A Comic A Day in May – Day 14: Novelty Song Volume 3

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Brian “Bee Tee Dee” Daly finishes off his creation Novelty Song in this third & final volume as he aims to conclude his indie comic with a music heart.

After the cult vibe from those first two volumes as we followed the rise of Dave’s band Jenny Jumps we were left with them on the brink of stardom thanks to his discover in a tree of all places.  Bigger gigs breed bigger egos though and the cracks soon start to appear in the group that could undo the musical past and recreate it in it’s own name.

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A contract appears on the horizon for them and the hopes and dreams of a life playing mediocre gigs in a mediocre band seem to be coming to an end…..but the bittersweet twist for Dave and the gang is that their world starts to unravel.  The appearance of a mysterious cult called The Byters is part of that and the spreading word of Dave’s magical tree becomes a bigger catalyst at shattering their dreams.

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This title won’t be for everyone but then that’s the same for any genre that has a “cult” niche to it and Novelty Song is the type of title that breathes the cult air.  It’s quirky, it’s weird, it’s funny and it’s ultimately divisive in response to all of those elements but for me it’s those elements that make it a success.  I’ve always had a fondness for the stories that are steer clear of from a run-of-the-mill feel and if they can ooze some style in they’re execution then all the better.  Novelty Song is bigger step away form the mainstream than your typical indie but Brian’s misfit characters, fine balance of what seem like random elements and his passion for the story plays out one every panel of every page.

You can get hold of all 3 volumes of Novelty song over on Brian’s online store or over on Comixology.  You can also keep up to date with what else Brian is working on over on his website Facebook page.

8/10

G-Man

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