Review: Shump Vol 1: Strange Animal

Shump, by local favourite James Zintel.

Art

James is a pro.  No, not a hooker, he makes a lot of great sequential art and the quality is of a professional level.  James creates a pleasant reading experience, each pages flows well and is easy to read.  His style is crisp, characters move and convey emotion, each page visually interesting.  Colours compliment the fantastic worlds built within the pages of Shump.

Story

Three Blobits touch and Shump is pulled away from his comfortable life into a strange wasteland plagued by outlaw robots, he eats tacos, falls down, and get hit by a Poké Ball.  Shump tries to avoid any responsibility, but can’t escape himself, or situation.  This story is about the importance of understanding one’s self.  James has great comedic timing with his stories, his art and humour compliment each other to create something special.

Reaction

I had a lot of fun reading Shump and rate it 3,000,000 robot arms.  You can find a digital copy here, but I recommend you grab the trade.  James posts a lot of art on Instagram and Facebook, check it out!