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Green Eggs and Maakies Hardcover – July 19, 2013
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I love funny comics but I love moving, emotional, poetical comics, too. Preferably a mixture of both.
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Fantagraphics produces some of the most wonderful comic collections that include lots of extras including information about the artist and the characters. I generally leave with the feeling that I got more than my money's worth but in the case of Maakies I'm feeling unsatisfied. The book is less than 120 pages with only one comic per page. This is common with Maakies although there have been compilations that are about double the size. Tony Millionaire is an artist who moves to the beat of his own drum so he might include a strip in a foreign language or one that is just illustrations set to a poem or even entire strips devoted to photos of tattoos of Drinky Crow so the actual number of humorous Maakies cartoons that most people are looking for is far less than 120. At one point in the book the text and drawing seemed to get very sloppy and he redid the same comic two days in a row with the second being a cleaned up version of the first. His defense was that he was too drunk when he created the original comic. I'm never quite sure if he's joking around with his claims of drunkenness.
I consider Tony Millionaire a genius but his humor is definitely not for everyone. It is just about the crudest, vilest humor I have ever read. He includes all kinds of inside jokes that I assume only he and his circle of friends understand. He apparently will let other people write a comic strip including children whose comics generally make no sense at all. Sometimes all this self indulgence can be at the expense of the reader and I might give up on Maakies were it not for the fact that when he's on he can create some of the most riotous cartoons ever.Read more ›