Monday, January 28, 2008

Review: Apathetic Rant...


The definition for Apathetic, right from the website, is as follows: Having or showing little or no emotion; Not interested or concerned; Indifferent or unresponsive. EXACTLY the way my girlfriend describes me every time we fight, so things are already looking up for this review! But seriously, Apathetic Rant is a random style humor comic with 100 or so strips already in the can, and features mature, or rather immature subject matter. Let's review.

The art in Rant is simple, yet stylish. Bold, yet understated. Colorful, yet toned down. Let me clarify. The characters are drawn in a thick black lined chunkiness, much like the Peanuts if illustrated by Charles Manson. Nubby little paws for hands and swollen pot bellies give them an odd look, but it plays well in the comics. Backgrounds are few and far between, but I didn't miss them so much because they didn't really have any impact, and this being a random style comic and all, they didn't seem to matter to me. The coloring is understated as well with dull reds and grays and blues, no bright sunny primary colors. I liked the overall feel of it.

The writing was a mixed bag of similar jokes to other random comics out there, as well as some original stuff. Comics about no-conscience characters killing each other and doing all sorts of politically incorrect things abound on the interweb, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment for the most part, but that may be only because I go for this kinda stuff. Will everyone else that checks it out? I would say about sixty or seventy percent of the jokes work, and quite a few made me laugh, but the other thirty or forty percent felt like phoned in filler. That's totally to be expected with these kinds of comics in particular, because one persons comedy may not work for someone else. Hit and miss. Oh, and also, a lot of spelling errors. Take the time to check for mistakes!

Apathetic Rant was pretty good for being in a crowded market of this type of webcomic. It holds its own and I will be checking it out every so often to see what else can happen to these off the wall characters. I recommend it, but be prepared for good and bad.

I give Apathetic Rant...
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2 comments:

t-n-t said...

Yes! Apathetic Rant is the good stuff...

Austin said...

The newest stuff appears to be British jokes I don't get, but I was expecting a lot more violence and crude humor. This isn't stellar, but it's alright. The rants that pair up with each strip are like a snarkier version of the Book of Biff commentary.