It’s only ten pages long and takes about two minutes to read, but somehow Sam Gaskin’s Gnomes is one of my favorite mini-comics to come out in years.
I’m curious what Sam’s process was like for Gnomes. The comics have such a spontaneous feel, you almost wonder if they were drawn off-the-cuff in a sudden burst of inspiration. But at the same time, each one is perfectly written and paced, and ends with a really satisfying last panel.
(Excerpt from “Pumpkin Bread”):
Besides the spontaneity, I love the unabashed innocence of these comics, and there’s a freshness to the sense of humor I haven’t felt since reading Joey Alison Sayers for the first time.
Gnomes is published by Oily Comics and available from their online store for $1, and you can also get it from Spit and a Half. And – hold the phone – it looks like there’s a new follow-up comic called Goblins that I need to check out.
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