Wondermark

By David Malki !
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This was my father's fish! And HIS father's stick!!

Choosing a strip for the start of this review was a no-brainer, seeing as I have a framed print of this one in my house. Just makes sense, really.

Lots of comics have a “random” button, but in Wondermark it might as well always apply.The common element in all of the strips is the art style: figures from Victorian-era woodcuts and engravings are the characters, and are rearranged and repositioned as made necessary by the dialogue or narrative of the strip. This is already quite an unusual choice, but the “humorously weird” dial is turned to eleven with the addition of eccentric dialogue which ranges in topics from Disneyland parades (notice the strip’s tags: children, corpses, popular media) to Jinxing people (with the tag “bears in ill-fitting hats”, which has 4 related strips) to pretty much anything most people can think of – plus lots of things they never will. Continue reading