A month of Previews: Elmer #1, part 1

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I’m going to cheat here a little by breaking up the first chapter of ELMER, by Gerry Alanguilan, which is collected this month by Slave Labor. Originally published in the Philippines as a mini-comic, it’s many things: a bizarre SF social satire in the style of George Orwell or (as one reader suggested to me) Poul Anderson’s Brain Wave — and also Adam Hines’ recent Duncan the Wonder Dog, which has some of the same themes treated very differently. It’s also a beautiful example of the Filipino komiks school, all lush penwork and atmosphere. it’s also just a good read.

Because it’s the whole first chapter I’m going to break it up over two days. Tune in tomorrow for the second part.

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Comments

  1. Chicken Boo, what’s the matter with you? You don’t act like the other chickens do. You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you’re not a man, you’re a chicken, boo.

    For those not getting the reference:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUO32EGdEpg

  2. Karen says:

    Duncan the Wonder Dog, not Rex. This is Adhouse, not DC.

  3. I remember this preview from a couple years back. Glad to see its got a publisher. I’ve just ordered a copy.

  4. The Animaniacs Chicken is the first thing I thought of, as well.

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