Chp1 pg 34
Only the cool kids tie a red cloth to their horns…
This week I want to talk about this strange little comic called “Romantically Apocalyptic” – actually their readership is in the the millions now, so they are hardly a little comic any more. I stumbled upon the site about a year go and was absolutely mesmerized by the art style (a mix of photo manipulation and painting makes this look like concept art for a high production film). It has a beautiful cool factor that can’t be ignored. So its worth a look for the art alone.
The comic starts off almost like any other strip comic with little one off gags involving 2 gas masked characters, The Captain- who is a captain and Mr.Snippy – who is a sniper, living in the ruins of a post apocalypse. Yes the humor is a little dark and twisted but never offensive or mean spirited. I quickly fell in love with these two guys as they developed their own unique and memorable personalities. Before you know it they are off on bizarre adventures surrounding underground cults, mutated creatures, aliens, and artificial intelligence. At times the comic gets so bizarre that it is difficult to know if certain events are really happening or if they are only delusions of the main characters from being exposed to too much radiation. The comic is also supplemented with a lot of extra blog notes, poetry, and even art created by the characters themselves (one of my favorites being Pilot’s very deep and philosophical reflections on why all people are shoes). They also foster a great community on the site and facebook.
So take a look, and if you are already a fan than check out their current IndiGoGo Campaign and support the creators!