COMICBOOK REVIEW: Kidnapping Kevin Smith by Chad Blakely
On Free Comicbook Day I made some purchases. One of them was Kidnapping Kevin Smith by Chad Blakely. I had read about this comic online once before because of the fabulous Mike Allred cover. So when I saw this book in a box marked half off, I was stoked. Firstly the cover by Mike Allred is simple, dramatic, and engaging. I like that the lettering of the title is reminiscent of a ransom note and of the Clerks poster font (Kevin Smith's indy classic).
They succesfully kidnap Kevin and lock him in their basement. They then set Kevin with the task of writing them a script. I won't give away anymore than that but the book plays out like a Kevin Smith movie. As you can see it's in black and white which serves to further the comparison to Kevin Smith being that Clerks was shot in black and white. The art by Chad Blakely is impressive. Chad Blakely does a great job with expressions, layouts, and drawing backgrounds. I enjoyed the book as a Kevin Smith fan. I especially enjoyed the stoner jokes at Kevin's expense. All in all I'd recommend it to die hard Kevin Smith fans.