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Sof'Boy and Friends #1
posted December 21, 2005
 

Creators: Archer Prewitt
Publishing Information: Drawn and Quarterly, $3.95
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Sof'Boy, the Harvey Comics-like alternative icon who has made appearances in a number of stories in anthologies like Blab! and Zero Zero in addition to his own high-quality minis, makes his D&Q debut with this standard-sized comic book issue.

As far as these things go, it's quite well done. Sof'Boy stories are kind of limited-speech, rambling vignettes taking Sof'Boy through a number of humorous situations: think of the same kind of narratives that dominate a Mr. Bean episode or a Keaton comedy. In Sof'Boy's specific case, Prewitt plays his optimistic indestructibility off of the seediness of the big city (Prewitt is from Chicago.) The result is a reasonably pleasant romp, fun to look at but in the end forgettable.

The book is nicely colored, by the way, with a number of subtle fades and nice separation work by Al Columbia. Sof'Boy and Friends #1 is a pleasnt, diverting curiosity.

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.