As paulmhd put it – Loved it then, love it now! You never fail to deliver and then some Mr. McMahon. I think I was ten when I discovered your work for the first time and it blew my mind. I’m forty two now and every time you deliver something new (which isn’t nearly as often as I would like) you do it again!
“Picasso with a broken arm”…BRILLIANT! I wish someone would say something like that about my work.
I loved your work around this time. It seemed to me, that you’d perfected something close to pure cartooning. As other commenters have said, it was pared down, minimal, no extra or unnecessary lines,these wonderful, simple direct shapes, every element there solely to tell and move the story. I remember when I saw the first part just smiling and laughing because of the sheer minimal brilliance, not to mention the fact the story was very funny, and very visually witty. If only there were more “Picasso with a broken arm” moments in comics, the medium might be far more exciting.
I’ve long admired your brilliance, your willingness to take risks and not stay stylistically still, for want of a better phrase,and your work has always been a huge inspiration to me. It’s an absolute joy to be following these entries, and I look forward to seeing the new Tank Girl pages.
More bandwagon jumping – when I was in my early teens I couldn’t get enough of the stuff you were doing on The Last American, Mutomaniac, Hellraiser, the Megazine etc etc. Kevin O’Neill was also doing some interesting stuff on Marshal Law back then and to my eyes you were both streets ahead of anyone else.
Really good to see you back doing more brilliant innovative stuff that’s as far removed from what you were doing then as that stuff was from your early Dredd strips. The new Tank Girl book is stunning and its good to know you’ve got more stuff in the pipeline.
I heart The Howler [but then, I did commission it]. To me, the only issue was the lack of gutter space between panels, as that made it more challenging for unimaginative minds to read. Otherwise? Class.