The latest release from David Robertson’s Fred Egg Comics sees him continue his art/writing duties although with help from some other artists this time too.
Wow! Retracted is an eclectic mix of stories as we’ve come to expect from David with an equal mix of funny, sombre & thought-provoking all rolled into a series of largely one-page stories. There are a few longer stories in there too but the whole series has the definite Fred Egg feel to them.
David is joined on art duties for eleven of the stories by Eileen Budd, Marc Cassilli, Zu Dominiak, Damon Herd, Olivia Hicks, Rebecca Horner, Paddy Johnston, Tim Kelly, Neil Paterson, Ludi Price, and Pam Wye. They all add their own flair to the story they are on and the while the art is simplistic in places it doesn’t detract from the powerful message that’s at the heart of the stories he has created. In fact, the change of style actually helps bolster the collection as one of David’s best.
There is something for everybody in this but for me every story has it’s own worth – the laugh out loud moments and the reality check moments is a really smart blend of themes to pull off and I can see me re-reading this again soon. Another Fred Egg success and I look forward to the next book too.
You can get hold of this latest book over on the Fred Egg Comics online store. You can keep updated with what else David is working on over on his website and Blog as well as his Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr pages.