- Posted by Johanna on September 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics, Graphic Novel News
Two of my favorite comic people, Jeff Parker (Underground, X-Men First Class) and Erika Moen (DAR), teamed up to create the webcomic Bucko, a pointed satire of Portland subcultures revolving around a guy who discovers a dead body in a bathroom and the weirdos he runs into as a result.
Dark Horse is releasing the collected strips in a hardcover on Wednesday. I admit, I wasn’t thrilled with the Juggalos and some of the fascination with bodily functions, but Erika’s art makes everything adorable and funny. I reread the whole thing just because it was so entertaining to “listen” to Jeff and Erika talk about making the series in the new annotations included in the book. It was neat seeing the various studio-mate cameos identified, and I gained new appreciation for the breast-feeding Suicide Girl.
Plus, Steve Lieber provides the foreword, talking about working with the two at Periscope Studio, and Parker and Moen’s joint introduction explains how the comic came to be. There is also making-of background information, character sketches, pinups, and a couple of bonus epilogue strips, including the Juggalette’s origin. If you liked the comic, or you meant to read it but never finished, get the book. It’s a good package.
Update: Erika Moen has posted some pictures of the book and its contents.