I love Adam Yeater’s art. For some of his work, like Blood Desert it’s simple and cartoony and unpolished and deliberately so. That bluntness, that getting it done and not worrying about the anatomy is what’s appealing. It’s the lines and storytelling that matters.
But I love it the most when he takes that style and then just fills the space up with visual noise. He does this a bit with World of Knonx, but best of all are his big mushroom or plant paintings and images. They channel psychedelic art and that lovely scratchy line of black metal art.
This zine takes that visual noise and scratchy line and drags them through Where’s Wally to make a horror monster picture search.
I personally hate doing Where’s Wally because I get bored with looking for things, but I love just drinking in those pages and letting details surface up. This zine is so much fun to stare at and see how inventive all the character designs are or to just let the noise drown you.
A great little zine to pick up and drink in when you feel like it.
I asked Adam why we are looking for little toads and he explained his reasons to me, which I thought were fascinating, so I thought I’d share what he said with you.
“It is a tribute to the Sonoran Desert Toad. Its habitat is in my local desert region here in Tucson, Arizona.
It is going extinct from people abusing them for the DMT in its poison glands.
People dry and smoke the poison. I have seen them when it rains. I have never been on a toad trip but I heard it is very intense.
I did the comic as a tribute to these magical toads.”
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