“We all think we’re familiar with the language of comics and that’s why Mesmo Delivery
is such a revelation: it uses the language in a way it hasn’t been used before.”
-Brian Azzello, from his introduction.
Graphic designer and animator Rafael Grampa’s (who had previously done the art for a few short comics including a Hellblazer
anthology) debut graphic novel, it is insane and depraved in the best way possible. Best described as Sam Peckinpah meets the Twilight Zone
Mesmo Delivery is a short and ambiguously eerie story about a violent confrontation at a seedy road side diner between Rufo, an ex-boxer now working as a truck driver and Forceps, a mean-spirited street fighter. Unfortunately for everyone Sangrecco, Rufo’s fellow courier who is under specific instructions to not let any one find out exactly what their cargo is, decides to intervene in the fight and it’s not pretty.
Grampa’s art and story telling is … unique, a visual style that consists of cartoony proportions with lots of fine stippling and lush brushwork that suggests a rough texture and a visceral but distorted world. His skill at form and perspective gives the comic’s fight scenes some excellent choreography.
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