Brian Sendelbach Planet Of Beer

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Planet Of Beer

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Dark Horse is proud to present . . . actually, make that giggling manically as they present one of the silliest - yet most subversive and darkly funny - collections of comics you'll see this year. Planet of Beer selects the best and weirdest comic strips from the popular underground weekly comic Smell of Steve in one gloriously colored, landscape format book. Join creator Brian Sendelbach's all-misfit cast of under-loved underwater superheroes, space-faring former U.S. presidents, soul-sucking alien DJs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other insane characters as they work together to find the elusive and legendary Planet of Beer. Actually, that's way more of a sensible plot than you'll actually find in this book, but if you like your comics absurd, awesome, and maybe just a tiny bit disturbing and wrong, we're pretty sure you're going to love this book.

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Planet of Beer!: Black Aquaman Is Like Aquaman, but Black!
By Paul Constant

If you lived in Seattle eight or nine years ago, chances are you've seen Brian Sendelbach's comics. Back then, I considered his cartoons--produced under the pseudonym Smell of Steve--to be the delicious desert tucked into the back of every new issue of The Stranger. Sendelbach's cartoons in Planet of Beer (many of which appeared in The Stranger) are hard to explain individually, e.g.: President Cater and his alien friend Kenny disintegrate a streaking Henry Kissinger, or a sad and scared bigfoot is sentenced to a season in hell but cheers up when he learns that season is winter ( Ha Ha! Take that, devil!! ). All of the characters, with their giant, gaping mouths sparsely lined with round teeth, could either be in the middle of a belly laugh or a bellow of pain.
Smell of Steve takes the empty concepts of American popular culture and flogs them until they break. You could easily imagine some coke-addled Hollywood producer taking Black Aquaman (he s Aquaman, but he s black!) completely seriously.
As the strip went on, things got even less rational; for some reason, Sendelbach decided to draw everyone swathed in bandages, as though they were burn victims. Characters are randomly attacked by shadow demons and rats. Now that all these strips have been collected into one ridiculously floppy, oversize book, it's clear what happened: Sendelbach was chafing at the entertainer role he'd settled into. Though he d always been a satirist, he eventually fell victim to the same formulas he d mocked. The only solution was to bring about Old Testament-style punishments for his creations: Planet of Beer ends with foods, lakes of fire, and eternal suffering. It's probably the best punch line he could've produced: That's entertainment. --The Stranger

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