Lenore has been out of the lime light, in a grave, or whatever for about 5 years. Roman Dirge’s “Cute Little Dead Girl” makes her dark comedic return in Lenore “Swirlies”. Dirge’s liked to point out that he’s running out of annoying childhood tortures and would like “Bee-zing” to become a thing. So read the book to learn what “Bee-zing” is. Of course Lenore wouldn’t be the same without her charismatic sidekick Ragamuffin and the few other strange friends she meets along her adventurous days, so expect plenty of shenanigans in this four chapter book of death and despair…and comedy.
Lenore “Swirlies” is filled with four unrelated stories with a few even shorter disturbing nursery rhymes thrown in between chapters. Lenore crashes a very living child’s birthday party, escapes a revenge driven mortician, destroys a button-eyed stalker’s life, and pranks Ragamuffin in his sleep (stuff that’s much worse than hand in a warm bowl of water). Roman Dirge’s even takes jabs at himself after certain stories, noting his awkward social skills and tendencies to be mistaken for a vampire.
The whole book is quite enjoyable, it’s not for everyone though, fans of Invader Zim and the like should enjoy the crap out of these stories. My personal favorite was Wicket shape shifting into a pony at the birthday party and scraping children he accidentally stepped on off of his hooves, more than once. It’s really juvenile humor, but I think it’s pretty darn funny. Dirge’s does his own art also, the frames are rough for effect, and the art is cartoonish and fun. I’m unsure how popular this series is, but it’s easy to fall in love with and is well worth a read. I had a tendency to belly laugh at a few of it’s jokes, so being so-called dark comedy, doesn’t say much for my character I guess.
Back to the Farm.
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