Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Apocalipstix

The Apocalipstix from Oni is a great little book. It can be boiled down to Josie and the Pussycats by way of Mad Max: a three babe band survives doomsday and just keeps on rockin'. Writer Ray Fawkes constructs the stories as short chapters, avoiding any complicated setups in favor of hopping right into the action. It's a fallout world send-up with road warriors, giant atomic ants, and electric guitars. It's not taken seriously and that's most of the appeal because the stories spotlight on fun.

I say "most" of the appeal because the treat here is art by Cameron Stewart. It's a bold, thick-lined style with tons of character. It's hard not to flip through the book multiple times to enjoy his renderings of Mandy, Dot, and Megumi amidst the post-apocalyptic mess their world has become. The end of the book promotes volume 2, and it's definitely something to look forward to!

I'm a Cam Stewart follower for sure, and he has a new art book out, Cameron Stewartwork from the utmostly awesome Brand Studio Press. It's a wonderful full-color collection of his art studies and of course dozens of beautifully rendered women. You can get the book direct from Brand Studio or Stuart Ng Books.

The Apocalipstix Official Site

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