Written by Hamish Steele
Published by Nobrow
Our story stars Barney, who after leaving home finds a place to stay and work at an amusement park with the help of his friend Norma. Turns out the park is actually a gigantic portal to the many angelic and demonic realms, and after a particular incident with a demon lord and Barney's dog Pugsley, the three must keep the park moving as cosmic weirdness unfolds, and odd timeline shattering consequences loam forbiddingly.
The art is cartoony and colorful. Now, given the summary I gave, that may seem to clash, but in this case it works, lending a whimsical tone to the book as it weaves in the darker elements. The characters are great. They are all varied and expressive.
The characters are great! Though I do feel like their mannerisms may feel dated in a few years, I can confirm they talk like young people. All of them are interesting and likable. I especially like Courtney, a devil who also works in the park. What can I say, I like goblin types.
The setting is wacky and all over the place, but in a way where everything fits. There are very interesting ideas regarding the overall universe outside the Park. The zaniness can be off putting at times, especially at the start, but it lessens as the book goes on and you get a sense of place
The plot gets dark. It's told in short vignettes with flashbacks, but gets more strung together as the chapters go on. It covers some dark topics like rejection, isolation, and fighting against the impossibilities of death. It does lack flow at certain times, with the story being as allover the place as the art.
This is a really good book. The storytelling and setting may be too chaotic for some, but I loved it.