This installment of Evan Dorkin’s FUN strips marks the momentous occasion of the beginning of the fifth fantastic issue of DORK! I think that the last few strips this week really showed Evan Dorkin hitting his stride on the ideas and series, from the long, long ago time of 1996. Dork #5 features strips from 94-97, and includes most of my favourites including the truly awesome/awful “Failed San Rio Characters”. It’s also worth noting that Dork #5 featured 12(!) pages of FUN strips, 7 to a page, marking a huge and manic output of ideas from Evan… more strips than issues 1-4 combined. :)
Oh, and! Though there are little links there underneath every strip, I just wanted to take a moment to remind all y’all that while these FUN strips are great, they’re only a small percentage of the great comics you can find in all 11 issues and two trade paperbacks of DORK, including The Devil Puppet, The Eltingville Club, and even totally harrowing and disturbing autobiography. You can find the issues and trade paperbacks at better comics retailer across the world, and online from the fine folks at SLG Publishing.
The best is yet to come folks!