Friday, June 24, 2016
Reader's Diary #1326- Garth Ennis (writer) and Steve Dillon (artist): Preacher Book One
Unfortunately I felt this most of the time while reading Garth Ennis' Preacher Book One. The over-the-top depravity went from entertaining and compelling for his take on Christian mythology but far too quickly to boring. By the time I was introduced to the one-eyed product of incest and the chicken bestiality scene, I could hardly muster more than a "meh."
As for the art by Steve Dillon, it's barely more interesting. Looks like the standard pseudo-realism of superhero comics (though it's not a superhero tale). But, as the comics were drawn in the 90s, I did enjoy the old styles (Tulip looks like one of Wilson Philips at one point), and I was impressed at how he drew Jesse Custer (the main character) at different stages of his life, yet still looked like the same guy.