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Chocolate Cheeks (Yikes!)
Hilarious, frightening, mysterious, adorable and utterly bleak, Chocolate Cheeks has arrived to disgust and delight comic-book readers of all ages. “Sweet” Chubby Cheeks and the Pullapart Boy (a twenty-first century Frankenstein’s monster for kids) are driving each other crazy. Forced together by their dating parents, these two bitter enemies have alienated—or otherwise di ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 28th 2010 by Fantagraphics
(first published October 31st 2008)
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Seeing as I bought it at a signing for the artist, I felt like I should read it first out my recent haul of comics, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a little slight for its price (but then again you don't buy alternative comics if you want bang for you buck anyway), but it's a nice mixture of cute,gross and creepy. In style it kind of homages/parodies the kid centric strips so popular in the 30's or 40's, with a bit rougher drawing style,and since I have definitely read and enjoyed that material ...more
I'm a long-time fan of "Yikes!" and there are some weird/creepy/funny bits throughout this volume. But the artwork has changed a lot over the years, and I prefer the earlier style. The characters are harder to differentiate now, they all sort of look alike. And there are lots of portions that I just didn't... get. I would still be interested in further Yikes! comics, but I hope he moves his artwork in a more detail-oriented direction with less of the big broad brush strokes and visual shorthand.
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