…this time by Kevin of Optical Sloth. Kevin has said nice things about Smoo in the past (and in fact, may well have been the first person to ever publish a review of one of my comics). It’s also nearing the ten (TEN!) year anniversary of his work reviewing comics online. Might I suggest you head over there, browse his review archive and maybe even pick up a couple of comics from his store while you’re at it? Y’know, just to say thanks.
Anyway, this time round, seems like Kevin enjoyed The Escapologist. In particular, he concludes his review by writing,
“…to me this comic was both a chance to escape for a minute or two (as the title implies) while also contemplating the manner in which the entire world fits together. That’s damned tricky to accomplish, and it may or may not have been what he was shooting for, but that’s what I saw.”
This makes me very happy, because what Kevin describes is exactly what I’m shooting for with this one. Sometimes I don’t know what I’m doing and sometimes I don’t know whether people read the same thing that I write (which is a whole philosophical can of worms which I won’t open here), but knowing at least a few people dig it in the way it’s intended makes it all worthwhile.
As for the rest of the series, three pages of #3 loosely pencilled: #2 due end of September. No idea how long it’ll go on for, but it will end at some point.