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Indie Projects: This Bites! Review & Preview

Written by Luke Anthony on Thursday, November 21 2013 and posted in Reviews

Indie Projects: This Bites! Review & Preview

Veganism just got bloody.

Source: Not So Super

This Bites! is another creation of Jacques Nyemb (Not So Super) illustrated by David Degrand & lettered by Marc Jackson. Reading it, I was reminded of some Nick! cartoon comics I’ve recently read to my 3 year old. It’s a light reading that seems to be geared towards young kids though has a bit of cheeky humor thrown in for adults as well. 
Jasper Fadden is a vegan, recently bitten by an awkward vampire who’s still stuck in big-haired 80’s fashion. As most vegans are, he’s very reluctant to change into the lifestyle of a killer. Well, most vegans, anyway. Jasper asks himself what can he do about it. Where can he go for help? First his boss rejects him, then he finds sanctuary in his super cool, accepting, seemingly 7-foot-tall Nana. All in all, it’s a celebration of childhood imagination, wrought from pleasant memories of past Saturday mornings and clean jokes from Grandma. There’s more to be told in this story, so let’s talk about art.
The art is befitting to the age group, which I’d gauge at 7+. It’s cartoony, reminiscent of The Regular Show (in my opinion) in style, mixed in with the bubble gum, Gak, and Shocktart colors of the 90’s. Round shapes, misshapen bodies, muted detail, customary of popular drawing styles of pre-millennials now approaching 30’s. I had a lot of friends that drew this way when I was a kid and hated how great it looked compared to mine. 
Nyemb claims he’ll publish a one-shot comic that will be larger in a few months, however you can get your copy now for ONE DOLLAR, pay what you want, or buy a print version. As is true with his other comic, Not So Super, you could also send in a piece of fan art and get your copy for free. You can also read the first 5 pages for free so you have tons of options to get into this comic. 


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About the Author - LukeAnthony

When Luke isn't writing reviews, he's writing manuals (occupation), original comics (vocation), children's books, or music (recreation). As a lover of all things high-concept, sci-fi, and/or philosophical, comics found their way into his life only a few years ago, at the ripe age of 26. It was V for Vendetta & Watchmen that led to his pathological media consumption rebirth of 2012. Ever since then, he found himself happier, more child-like, a tad bit smarter, and a much better liar. True to Outhouser gospel, he believes humor, like water, must be present in all things. If it's not, it's too dry & sucks the life out. Sarcasm, the salty demeanor of the South, frightened this idealist in youth, but is now the occasional spice used in his well seasoned personality. He sold all he had to leave his old world behind (cars, house, belongings) & become a full-time traveler across the US of A, a decision that altered his inner world as much as his outer one. If it has humor, depth, spiritual significance, and/or technicality and in that order, then consider it on this briny dude's shelf and up for review. Favorite on-going series include Black Science and Saga. This light, but deep fellow can be found on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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