Comic Review: The Picture of Everything Else #3 (Vault Comics)

Ah, picture a boat on the river Seine, in Paris, with tangerine clouds and marshmallow skies. The Picture of Everything Else #3, not so much a happy tale, is suddenly […]

Ah, picture a boat on the river Seine, in Paris, with tangerine clouds and marshmallow skies. The Picture of Everything Else #3, not so much a happy tale, is suddenly here from Vault Comics.

As The Picture becomes clear, The Paris Ripper, the painter whose work literally slays people, meets his match: the critic who is not afraid to say what he thinks. Best to take a stroll together along the Champs-Élysées, to see the sights, verbally spar, strategize and brainstorm! This latest painting could change the world!!

It’s the turn of the 20th century, and writer Dan Watters (Coffin Bound, Lucifer, Deep Roots) conjures up the images, the dialogue feels ‘of the time’, and the suspense is dripping red with verbal wit. Kishore Mohan’s line drawings are well researched, period-faithful, and nicely embellished with a watercolour finish. The pacing, the footprints of horror, the imagined and the threatened, the thin veil among evil, the supernatural, and the creative all take their place on the stage, strutting and stuttering, utterly captivating. Lettering by Aditya Bidikar fits the time, the place, and the pace. Continually solid reading.

Vault Comics, The Picture of Everything Else #3, $3.99 for 27 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!