Silver Sprocket’s First FCBD Too Spicy For Coca-Cola
by Brendan M. Allen
Silver Sprocket has announced that they’re participating in Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, August 14th. If you don’t know, Free Comic Book Day is the yearly event when big-time comic book publishers get special issues of their hot titles distributed for free at comic shops across the country. This is the first year Silver Sprocket will be participating.
You can pick up a free copy of Fungirl: Tales of a Grown Up Nothing by Elizabeth Pich at your local comic book shop this Saturday.
‘We are incredibly tickled to let you know that in our first year being allowed into FCBD, we still somehow f—ed it up, because this comic was too spicy for the national sponsors. We had to literally stop the presses and remove the Coca-Cola advertisement right as the book was going to print. Was it the nudity? Maybe! Was it the part where Fungirl spears a pancake with a strap-on? Almost certainly, yes.’
Now you can read the most forbidden comic this FCBD. Thirty-two pages of hectic hijinks with the titular Fungirl.
Unfamiliar with Fungirl? Silver Sprocket describes her as “a hapless (hopeless) hot mess of a woman crashing through life, leaving chaos in her wake. Although her oblivious antics infuriate her roommate-slash-ex-girlfriend, terrify the teenage skaters she tries to impress, and threaten her every opportunity for employment, Fungirl remains charming, transgressive, and hilarious.”
Elizabeth Pich’s cartoonish art is simple and quirky, with clean lines and bold colors. The art transforms potentially graphic scenes of sex and violence into adorably cute, almost sweet, vignettes. Pich renders Fungirl’s particular messiness deliciously palatable, like an inappropriate wedding cake.
If you like the Free Comic Book Day issue, there’s more where that came from. Silver Sprocket is releasing a hardcover, 250+ page deluxe edition of the fully collected Fungirl comics on October 13th.