Uncanny Undergrads #1 - Holy shit and wow. This was given to me at BCGF ‘11. Pointing out the blatantly obvious, this is a poorly written, thinly veiled attempt at deriving Marvel’s X-franchise. I hope that Lousy Book Covers reads my blog.
So why am I wasting your time with this? Bob Wulff’s art shows a very stark appreciation for minimalist aesthetics. Looking at his site, I doubt Wulff is cognizant, or even cares, about that. But his choices for rendering interior spaces and figures for a superhero comic are so fucking weird that comparisons can be drawn to a lot of contemporary cartoonists - me included.
Undergrads works best at just picking out single or dichotomic panels of expansive white space, scarce, sensitive lines, and blorpy humans.
The lack of effort behind the story and art is understood simply by looking at the cover. But then again, for a debut that’s a pretty bold choice by having your protagonist ghostly copping a feel! Ugh, Wulff, are you the next Wiseau?!