From time to time, I come across an independent or small press comic that really blows my mind with humor and art. Locke and Key was one such experience. Unit 44 is another.
Unit 44 (Alterna Comics)
Written by Wes Locher
Illustrated by Eduardo Jiménez
The artistic style of this book is very bright, simple, and playful, which really matches the silly story and humor. Rather than being realistic the characters are caricatures, and drawn two dimensionally, in a style reminiscent of Archer. The color palette continues the cartoon theme, using lots of bright primary colors. Even panels in which the characters are in dark, federal offices or interrogation rooms, the grays and blacks are broken by bright hair colors or even surprising uses of blue and violet. Continue reading