June252012

Skin Deep by Kory Bing

Peppered across the internet are a handful of special comics that make the unique and challenging decision to portray stories using non-human (or mostly non-human) characters and worlds.  In my internet travels I’ve affectionately dubbed these gems as “creature comics”.

Skin Deep by Kory Bing is a creature comic of impressive proportion.  Not only does Ms. Bing introduce a monstrous cast (both in size and appearance), she also manages to fuse an entirely fantastical world quite seamlessly with our own.  American folklore, ancient mythology, theology and a splash of Britpop all collide in the world of Skin Deep, where the monsters and myths that pervade human history are not only real, they also listen to The Beatles and wear graphic tees.

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