Reviews for Captain Caned

Monday, December 13th, 2010 by Carl Doherty

Captain Caned is one of those unique experiences - the use of "experience" rather than "read" is fully intentional - that highlights just how flexible comic book narratives can be. The black and white visuals are chaotic and energetic at all times, with Caned's ever distorting perceptions resulting in some truly warped physiognomies. Read More...

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 by Cy Dethan

I could talk about the plot and structure - but to do so, I think, would be to miss the point of the book. The artwork in Captain Caned doesn't just tell the story - it is the story. This is a book in which every character is a fluid cacophony of hyper-expressive pseudo-anatomy and a simple trip to the pub becomes a mind-manglingly flamboyant odyssey into the unknown. Read More...

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Andy Shaw

The art is a mixed bag. The hallucinogenic style is, in places, very well executed, bringing trippy distortions and brain-melting visuals to the fore. Elsewhere, however, the art becomes incoherent and it's difficult to follow what's going on. Read More...

January, 2011 by The Wiltshire Ocelot

There's a brilliant scene in Jim Morris's graphic novel Captain Caned when Nicely and his gang of drugged up reprobates are all in the pub and we get to see all of the different cliques that frequent the establishment. Read More...