Grindcore felt. awesome!
Great strip. Awesome use of color. I’d love to see this on paper!
Really great. I liked the art and verse. And who doesn’t enjoy a poetic diatribe decrying the woes of horrible neighbors?
It’s like a Wally Wood Mad Magazine strip!
Only, you know it rhymes…& stuff.
Turned out real real nice thar.
The two of you melded like Shakespeare and some
artist what lived back…in Shakespeare times.
It all came together!
Oh yes, grindcore. On it’s highest level. On it’s highest level of real art.
I saw the word already above, but what can I do: Awesome.
This comic is amazing! I want a printed copy!!!!! We need more comics that follow verse. This story was woven beautifully! I feel the grind-core, a worthy weapon, best kept in the back of every ones arsenal.
so unique…loved reading this. loved the grindcore art. it’s gritty, tough, yet poetic at the same time. and ben, i agree - someone get me a printed copy of this!
On my fantasy Top 10 of comic artists I want to work with before I die, Joe Infurnari ranks high. This story is just another showcase for why I, and probably most comics writers, feel that way.
Joe and Alexis, you’ve knocked this one out of the park.
Cool, like a combo of Will’s Eisner and Shakespeare.
LOVE IT. The drawings convey the tension and angst so beautifully and the story is - well, just a painfully accurate and hilarious account of just about everyone’s life in NYC (I myself related to the barking dog part).
This is genius. I want MORE! Thanks for sending.
This is terrifically Eisneresque in the way it captures city-dweller life as well as its fauna and flora, but it’s also winking back at you from every panel like a cool uncle, making sure you’re picking up on all the yuks. Really well-done work.
Joe! Brilliant — like a Dr. Seuss classic for the disillusionments of young adulthood. The versatility of texture and the wide vocabulary of pop lore are staggering. It’s like an ominous EC comic meets the unquiet extras in the correspondence-school ads at the back of the book. In terms of technique, it seems you can dip a brush right into atmospheres and experiences — from the luminous dinge of the apartments to the rainbow fantasias of the exaggerated ordeals, supernatural next-door foes, etc. I like the architectonic device of the panels running off the edges of some pages, a nice postmodern variation on the room-as-proscenium device from Eisner. Did you see the necromantic loft-band in Jeff Parker’s “Walk-In”? I hope not, I’d like to think that such a bizarre idea can occur to different artists independently. I’m occasionally distracted by the shifts in meter, but with enough phrases like “e’en in this dry bed hope springs eternal” it’s worth it — right up there with the best of Joe Casey free-dissociation. You already knew I want to work with you, but now I need you to paint my house too!
Nice going, Alexis - you have quite a flair for this hardboiled grindcore. Excellent writing, as usual - I have come to expect nothing less from you. When will your next foray into comics be? Soon, I hope!
Alexis! Such great verse and it speaks to me all personal-like, I must say, especially now that I’ve lived in 3 of the 5 boros - I think I’ve encountered every last beast you conjure here. So fun to see it brought to life by the very capable Infurnari hand as well. Lady A, find yeself more comics writing opportunities tout fast!
You know the story is quite good. It’s really the story that makes the whole strip. Not so much the drawing but the story is truly incredible. Dickensian I dare say.
Brilliant art! Like a modern take on Wood/Eisner et al…must admit I had’nt heard of Mr. Infurnari’s before, but I’ll be sure to look out for his stuff. Thanks!
[...] has struck twice! This just in, Vs., my story written with Alexis Sottile for SMITH magazine’s Next Door Neighbor webcomics [...]
[...] The Lady’s Murder de Eliza Frye - Speak No Evil: Melancholy of a Space Mexican de Elan Trinidad - Vs. de Alexis Sottile y Joe [...]
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[...] by Carla Speed McNeil The Lady’s Murder, by Eliza Frye Speak No Evil, by Elan Trinidad Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe [...]
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Alexis, congratulations. This is so true, so true so true.
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[...] Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari [...]
[...] * Bodyworld, by Dash Shaw, http://www.dashshaw.com * Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil, http://www.shadowlinecomics.com/webcomics/#/finder/ * The Lady’s Murder, by Eliza Frye, theladysmurder.elizafrye.com * Speak No Evil, by Elan Trinidad, http://www.theoryofeverythingcomics.com/SNE/ | Mirror Site * Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari, http://www.smithmag.net/nextdoorneighbor/2008/12/08/story-18/ [...]
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No disrespect to all other artists (because this entire series has been amazing)… but this has got to be one of the best on here, colours? Beautiful… writing? Amazing!!! Top class!
Yeah, this is definitely one of the best N-D-N’s in the entire series. Top-notch story/verse and art/colors
[...] Vs., by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari [...]
[...] Sottile on their Eisner nomination (think Academy Awards for comics) for Best Digital Comic for “Vs.,” their virtuoso contribution to Next-Door Neighbor, SMITH’s truelife webcomic anthology, edited by [...]
[...] Joe Infurnari, creator of The Transmigration of Ultra-lad and the Next-Door Neighbor story “Vs.” Joe’s also annotating “Vs.” over at [...]
[...] Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari, [...]
[...] Vs., by Joe Infurnari and Alexis Sottile : This short story has a few clever, if not entirely original, conceits: Typical New York types are transformed into imaginary animals and torment the narrator with their noisy lifestyles. The art is expressive and dynamic—it reminded me strongly of Mad’s Dave Berg—and color is thoughtfully and sparingly applied. On the downside, it’s in rhyme—well done, but not to my taste, I’m afraid. This is part of a continuing series hosted by Smith Magazine. It’s easy to navigate, the comic is formatted for the screen, and there is a spot for readers to comment. The color looks better on the screen than it would on paper, but other than that, there’s no need for this to be a webcomic. [...]
[...] Vs. by Alexis Sottile & Joe Infurnari, smithmag.net/nextdoorneighbor/2008/12/08/story-18/ [...]
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Art the best and design
Good strip most people are not different just dress and manerisms.
beautiful much different
This is art to the world
Will’s Eisner and Shakespeare… I like them.
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