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Mad Dog McGillicuddy and his Rabid Band of Howler Monkeys

A rockin' webcomic by Brodie O'Mara

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Previous Episodes: Episode 5.1 (61) - 8.S5 (120)

Special Episode 7/2 (102) - 'Are You Ready to Rock?' by Andrew Sorohan

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Special Episode 7/2 (102) - 'Are You Ready to Rock?' by Andrew Sorohan
Before I say how much I love this comic, I have to say that Andrew drew this comic for me as a birthday present! How awesome is that? I've been hanging on to it for months, waiting for an opportunity to put it up. You could say that this whole run of Guest Eps was inspired by Andrew's generosity...! *wipes tear* Also, let me say how much I enjoy Andrew's comic, A Townsville Fairytale. Our comics share many similarities. We both feature rather ocker main characters (though his much moreso than mine), and there is constant conflict between relatively normal people living normal lives, and supernatural/transdimensional forces, bent on wreaking havoc, and spoiling otherwise nice days. Our styles are also very similar, although I am in awe of Andrew's attention to detail, and sprawling, well-realised backgrounds and scenery (which I forego in favour of being lazy). Finally, Andrew's comic reminds me of Townsville, a city I spent a good deal of time in, and loved. Andrew's dedication to his home city, in terms of it being a backdrop to his story-telling, is admirable. Now, to why I love THIS comic. Firstly, it's very simple. 3 frames is all that's needed when your art is as expressive as Andrew's. Secondly, it's full of dodgy jokes, the type which have informed my entire creative endeavour. Finally, it's full of nice little references and in-jokes about the Howler Monkeys. There's the barrel monkey on the drumkit, Crimson Cadaver's visage on Mad Dog's t-shirt, his AC/DC belt buckle, and the mention of Yeti security (see Episode 1). This was a fantastic birthday present, and I'm glad I finally get to share it with you.
Posted on August 21, 2011