Printed Perversions: Roachwell (One-Shot)

Equal parts Tales from the Darkside and Red Meat (by cartoonist Max Cannon), the “surreal horror comedy comic” by writer Craig Collins and artist Iain Laurie is a welcome mindf*ck from the banality of everyday life. For those brave enough to venture into Collins and Laurie’s weird, fictional world you’re sure to find more than a few guffaws and gross out moments that would have seemed well-placed in any horror title released prior to the Comics Code.

Collected for the first time in print, short stories like Hope Springs Eternal and TK Maxx really bring out Collins’ oddly intellectual narrative (a combination of David Lynch and Ed Wood) to the forefront while some of the stranger tales like Man Fin Soup and And the Symbol of Welcome is Light give Laurie’s art a chance to shine. Other stories may take a bit longer to decipher (literally), but the incentive for doing so is there for fans of either creator’s work.

Check out the three-page preview below and be sure to sport your tin foil hat for maximum Roachwell-ification.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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