Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rafael Grampa's Mesmo Delivery

I wish Dark Horse would ensure that its comics featured better covers (see previously Grandville, Goon). Check out this cover for Rafael Grampa's Mesmo Delivery:

There's too much going on, the wings look like a brown smear, and is there anyone who sees the creepy cigarette smoker and thinks, "Yes, I want to know more about him?" You'd buy this comic only in spite of the cover.

But now look at these pages. Terrific, right?

Here's the official description:

When the Mesmo Delivery truck rolls into town, a heap of trouble is sure to follow.

Eisner Award-winning artist Rafael Grampá (5, Hellblazer) makes his full-length comics debut with the critically acclaimed graphic novel Mesmo Delivery -- a kinetic, bloody romp starring Rufo, an ex-boxer; Sangrecco, an Elvis impersonator; and a ragtag crew of overly confident drunks who pick the wrong delivery men to mess with.

Mesmo Delivery features an extended sketchbook section from creator Rafael Grampá and pinups from top comics creators Eduardo Risso, Mike Allred, Craig Thompson, and Fabio Moon! Introduction by Brian Azzarello.
$10 at Amazon. There's also a fan art blog.