Sunday, February 22, 2009

CBR Review: Sam's Strip: The Comic about Comics

I recently reviewed Sam's Strip: The Comic about Comics for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The concept of Sam’s Strip is that Sam is the star of a comic strip, has a skinny sidekick (who goes unnamed until getting a name in Sam and Silo), seemingly employs Jerry Dumas to draw his strip, and has numerous run-ins with other comic strip characters. Sam is egotistical, sometimes quick to anger and a shameless panderer, willing to do anything for a laugh. Many of his 'adventures' revolve around his trying to come up with gags to amuse the audience; of course, many of his gags are the oldest clichés in the book, but the level of awareness gives them new life. There’s something strangely funny about Sam demonstrating slipping on a banana peel and pointing out the lines drawn to indicate movement, and then repeating the fall but omitting the lines so he can brag that it’s the first time that’s every happened."

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