Friday, December 08, 2006
Hey folks, another Action Figure; From the Journals of Richard Marzelak review!
A review from Marc Arnold of The Comics Review
- The Comics Review
A More Fantastical Version of the Autobiographical Comic Book" - The Comics Review
I really liked this one. Artist and writer Richard Marcej takes the Harvey Pekar "American Splendor" idea one step further. Instead of being strictly biographical, Marcej assumes an alter-ego of Richard Marzelak and presents more fantastical autobiographical tales about Marzelak as a "Disgruntled Artist, Struggling Cartoonist and Action Figure". In this premiere issue Marzelak dreams he's flying before coming back down to Earth to finish up his comic book deadline. While completing the book, the characters he's drawing come to life. Though essentially a black and white book, the fantasy elements are dashed with a shade of red for a most interesting effect. The series promises to continue and explore Marzelak's origins and how he got his job at Hasmark, the fictional company he works for.
Writing Rating: (9.5/10)
Artistic Rating: (9.5/10)
Overall Rating: (9.5/10)
Another big thanks from me to the gang at The Comics Review for reading and reviewing my book!
And as always, for those interested, you can see preview pages click here
and buy it click here.