Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine by Marek Bennett
The front cover of Mimi’s Doughnut Zine reads “Politics, Global Warming Stuff, A Visit with a Pet Psychologist, and Snow.” That’s exactly what you get in this 36-page mini.

After a short story about a manipulating local politician, and a well drafted science lesson on global warming, you get the real heart of this book – a 20-page tale of an emotionally imbalanced dog regaining it’s mental health.

As in most cases of dog problems, this problem lies in the behavior of the humans surrounding the dog. Kody is a pretty good dog, but he has major separation anxiety. It’s so bad that he destroys furniture and threatens his own well being. So they go take Kody to a pet shrink, who tells them that they are the problem. All ends well, but Marek cruelly hints at darker times to come in one menacing panel.

Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine is a solid mini-comic that’s on its tenth issue. Two pages of notes and reader letters wind up this issue and Marek’s heart is definitely in the right place with this work. I’ll leave you with this prelude page:
Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine is $3 and you can get your copy by visiting Marek’s website. Also check out archived strips of Mimi's Doughnuts.


Kitty said...

I just picked up this same issue at the Boston Zine Fair! The pet psychologist story is adorable - I think of it now every time I see people out with their dogs.

spleenal said...

Just found your site and it roools.
I would do my own mini comics if I had a tiny amount of spare money.
I don't so I put it on my blog.
Check it you might like it.