Beyond Industrial Music

Now kiddies, I know when people say "Industrial" comics aren't exactly the first thing to come to mind. But, if nothing else, when someone is challenging your rivetheaded-ness, you can always fall back on obscure referance to illustrated literature - so read keenly.

Organized by Artist/Writer and Works:

Jhonen Vasquez

- Johnny The Homicidal Maniac (The apogee of good comics: Hilarious, Disturbing, Philosophical, Dark, Aggressive, and Well drawn/written. Of course, my views are no doubtedly bias on account of that I love his works. Go Jhonen!!!)

- Squee (a spinoff using a JtHM supporting character. Very sick. Very Amusing. While it lacks the depth and personality of JtHM, it is none-the-less an excellent work)

Ted McKeever

- The Extremist (As with any of his other works, the terms disgusting and malign come to mind (in a favorable way). This perticular story follows a vindictive assassin who serves what essentially boils down to an BDSM cult. Nice drawings, cool character, reasonably good story.)

- Industrial Gothic (Actually, it dosn't have anything to do with either of those other than the general mood/setting, but you can predict who the target audience is. About a hideously deformed man kept in the circus as a slave/performer who falls in love with a woman with no arms, no legs, and a lot of scars. Other than that, I don't know much about it, but it looks worthwhile)

- Metropol (A story of repellant angels and kind demons. I don't know much about it. Sounds alright)

Neil Gaiman

- The Sandman (A dark story. A bit too gothy for my taste, but some might find it entertaining)

Sam Kieth

- The Maxx (Not perticularly industrial, but it's completely twisted and horrifying. A must read for anyone who likes demented lunacy)

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