Friday, December 19, 2008


Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Cameron Stewart

When this first came out, I thought it looked silly and didn't bother with it. When I saw it in a used book store at a low price, I thought, 'well, it's Grant Morrison. It will still be good.' And it is.

This book is a smorgasbord of surrealism designed to look somewhat like a standard hero's epic. Seaguy is trying to become a hero to impress a girl (who has a beard, by the way), and so he ends up trying to rescue a cute pile of goop that is the world's first engineered living foodstuff from a bunch of armed and aggressive cartoon character theme park employees. He is accompanied by a talking floating fish from New York that hates water. Along the way, we see smoking Easter island statues, and a chocolate Sargasso Sea. To my mind things don't get too weird until the moon is revealed to be an Egyptian tomb.

The art is by Cameron Stewart, and it's brilliant. I like how he is able to portray such bizarre and silly things in a manner that makes them seem ordinary and acceptable.

No comments: