Here at Comic Unknown we have reviewed many different narratives, from a scientist searching for a drug to save his daughter to a post apocalyptic zombie world that still manages to run a proper civilization. We now have an unique opportunity to talk a bit about Sliced Quarterly #1, an experimental anthology that shows the audience ordinary stories in extraordinary ways. SQ #1 consists on nine different stories varying in style and one may even recognize a few creators. We will be reviewing a few of the stories that popped out for us from Sliced Quarterly #1.
Sliced Quarterly #1 starts off with Meta Affliction by the creator of SQ himself, Ken Reynolds. Meta Affliction is beyond clever showing us a character playing video games (alone) and the narrator is pointing out how it is essentially depressing. The character notices the narrator's words on the panels and we can safely say that the character tries to fight back and make the narrator leave her alone. The silliness behind this short story beyond amusing for us seeing how the character breaks the fourth wall and retaliates against the narrator.
All of the stories have something to make themselves unique as well as having something great to point out. Halfway through the book we find a story most had heard but have never seen. All Along the Watchtower is scripted by Chris Redfern, art by Dave Snell and letters by Ken Reynolds. If you cannot guess by now, the story is based on a song by one of the most influential electric guitarists: Jimi Hendrix. The story felt more like an awesome singalong with stunning colors that did not disappoint.
Sliced Quarterly is clearly the successful experiment that the world must see. We also have Geophagy by Stewart Moore, Ontologue by Rob Cannon, Spotlight on Installation by Ben Peter Johnson, The Elevations & Depressions of a Local Radio Presenter by Bee Bop, Szlam/Slime by Lukasz Kowalczuk (HEY! He created Vreckless Vrestlers), Pulse by Scott Melrose and Tony Suleri, and The Body Bag by Chris Sides and Denis Vermesse. Tell us what you think about these stories by viewing or downloading the comic at their main page.