Friday, March 06, 2009
DFC Friday. Only three to go now....
Issue 40 dropped through the door today. But it was a bitter sweet moment after the news earlier this week that Random House have put the DFC up for sale and if a buyer isn't found issue 43 will be the last one.
So every strip I enjoyed, every strip Molly loved in this issue was met with great fun but also some sadness. It's the very last (in the DFC at least) Vern & Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre, something she talks about here. At least she's one of the lucky ones in a way, having wrapped up Vern & Lettuce this issue for a break before coming back in issue 52. Sadly that wont be happening now. And it's a gorgeous double page spread from Sarah as well:
Jim Medway's Crab Lane Crew returns this issue, but it won't be finishing in the DFC. Hopefully Jim will find some way to get his proposed 12 issues out - someone fancy publishing the whole lot as a graphic novel? Go on, it's fab.
But the artistic highlight here is the new strip; Donny Digits, 3 pages of beautifully drawn wackiness by Woodrow Phoenix. Previously serialised in the Guardian (read some online starting with episode 1 here).
Super Animal Adventure Squad by James Turner is excellent as ever, Sausage & Carrots by Simone Lia was as funny as ever and Julian Hanshaw's Chicken Caesar Jnr gets funnier each week.
But sadly there wont be that many weeks left.