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Panic Atakk
posted June 14, 2006
 

Creators: Gordon Radeo
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A solo work from Mr. Radeo (or "Mr. Radeo" -- beats me), a rather indescribable, strange story that looks as if it were made up as Radeo drew. Despite the obvious comparisons to Gary Panter which seemingly can always be made in Radeo's case (I'll admit to a lack of proper arts training, so the comparison may indeed be a shallow one), Radeo's work has a distinct, clear-line ornate quality to it -- sort of like Ron Rege Jr. without without the curvaceous flair that sometimes enters into his character designs.

The result is odd, interesting, but ultimately unsatisfying -- there's just not enough there to give a context to the increasingly weird, silent goings-on. Still, the approach is idiosyncratic and interesting. Certainly very few cartoonists are veering into this sort of spare oddity.

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.