Tuesday, May 28, 2019
"Drawing Blood," Is An Extremely Weird & Meta Comic I Quite Liked
Co-created with David Avallone the comic has an interesting mix of art. Eastman draws flashbacks of Bookman's life when he came-up with the mutant cats who fight crime, Ben Bishop draws the present day, and Troy Little illustrates hallucinations involving the Ragdolls as well as a fictional one-shot that was "Created," by Bookman and portrays the hit characters. Again, it is all very meta. Funded via a Kickstarter campaign, you don't have to know much of anything about the, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but simply being aware that Eastman made them and now is writing the twisted adventures of a similar fictional creator adds a fun element of wondering how much is non-fiction and how much is made-up. Has Eastman personally struggled with fame, suffered from writer's block creating something new, or had regrets about selling his rights to his original creations? Perhaps, we don't know for sure though and it is still quite entertaining to watch Shane Bookman dealing with all this.
5 out of 5 stars.