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The Tom Cherry Experience

Friday, January 06, 2006

Funky Monkey

Getting some mail from Billy McKay is always a treat. Besides enclosing some of his cool comics, Billy often throws in an unexpected surprise or two. When I opened my package from Billy yesterday, I found a copy of Tile #2, a copy of Invisible Robot Fish #4, a small picture of a field of cows grazing with a sticker of a spaceship attached to it, and a scratched off Funky Monkey lottery ticket from California. Truly an eclectic bounty!

Billy's comics are so bizarre and surreal, but whimsical and humane as well. I don't think I have the words to accurately describe his unique drawing style, besides claiming it to be thoroughly original with jagged edges and sharp teeth. If you found yourself in a world created by Billy McKay, you would be in constant danger of being attacked and eaten by one of its inhabitants.
Though Billy says he's retiring from the small press scene, I hope he continues to create his great comics for years to come. Do yourself a favor and give a dollar or two (He also accepts trades!) to Billy at the following address:

Billy McKay
P.O. Box 542
North Olmsted, Ohio

and he'll send you some of his way kewl comic books and I'm sure you'll quickly become a big fan like me!


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