Review: B Movie Garbage #1
Written By: Chad Colpitts (The Streaker)
Art by: Cam Hayden (Futility)
“They Scream For Attention! You’ll Scream For Your Life!
B Movie Garbage is a book about a boy that meets a dead guy and the dead guy is really nice and gives him a magical amulet. And it all ends happily ever after. Except it doesn’t. And the boy is an emo kid with issues. And the dead guy is a dick. And there are some really interesting interactions with a skull…
Local Calgary writer Chad Colpitts and artist Cam Hayden bring it with this brand new collaboration. Reminiscent of an early 90’s Beavis and Butthead style – B Movie keeps the action going through gross-out jokes and bloody carnage. Always a winning combination.
To be clear: this is for mature audiences only. If your youngster picks this up there will be some awkward explaining to do. Just warning you. As an aside – when I saw the cover it evoked memories of those original garbage pail kids cards/stickers from back in the day. The content is definitely in that vein as well.
This book is well written – I didn’t have any major lulls in attention and the art is really quirky and really fits the content of the story really well. If I were to compare this against a recent popular book: I Hate Fairyland would be very close in tone to this book. If you like that book – take a chance on some local talent and pick up this book. Chad’s previous books The Streaker (and Cam’s Futility) are still available – so if you like B Movie – pick up other local books and support local talent!