Guest Strip – Ben Hutchings

* NOTE: This comic is 3 pages, I’ve had reports Google Reader will only display 1 page, so click here to see it all *

Continuing with our little guest time, today this marvellous comic comes from the Master of Lessons and Comics, Ben Hutchings!

I’m honestly at a loss for where to begin with Ben. The truest thing I can say is that he is one of the most talented cartoonists I think I may ever meet or know, let alone now. I mean it. I mean he is in the top handful. And Ben is one of the few cartoonists that satisfies my sense of humour through and through. His comics make me laugh right deep down in that part of my stomach where few comics can reach. It’s an intelligent, silly, absurd, ridiculous and extremely honest sense of humour.

You know how people are often throwing around awards and saying things were “honest”? They usually aren’t, they are still usually full of wish-fulfillment. I know I can trust to my the end of my days that I will get the real sense of honesty I crave from Ben’s comics. And there will be no shortage of it, because he works like a mother fucker. He’s done way more comics than most people, he has done so many comics that he is amazing at them, way more amazing than most people. That is the way it is.

You can find a collection of all the comics, videos, music, etc, everything he does here, but I’m gonna point you to some specific things I love, and I hope some of you will love too.

Nigel Mansell’s “Age of Rad”, Bad Cats, God God, God of Gods, A stupid video, The Lord of the Books, and so damn many more.

His long running comics like Lesson Master and Thunder Mates are genius. They’re all on that page! Do keep hitting “Older entries” down the bottom because you’ll just keep finding more and more gold.

Thankyou, Ben!

- Rebecca Clements

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Haha this was excellent! I love the style, reminds me of some french bizarre comics I read as a kid, can’t remember the name of them, story about a failed detective… :)


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