Indie Comic Review: Carl The Cat That Makes Peanut Butter Sandwiches

For people who have listened or watched out interviews, we end them by asking, “What’s Your Issue?” We want to know the comics that were so crazy, so out there, or so incredible that they just have to tell everyone about it. Creators have turned us on to some wild and exciting stuff!

At the recent Emerald City Comicon, I stumbled across a comic that is worthy of inclusion in this exclusive club: Carl The Cat That Makes Peanut Butter Sandwiches by Jim Mahfood.

Carl is a cat with a singular talent. He creates the world’s best peanut butter sandwiches. His talents are widely sought after. So much so that he is too busy to have sex with his nymphomaniac hot Asian girlfriend. When a group of Eskimos threaten his business, Carl must spring in to action!

The book is full of wild antics, over the top action, and sexy nymphomaniac Asian girlfriends. What could be better? Mahfood makes no effort to play this straight. It is a parody of every action/revenge flick, with a healthy dose of the absurdity of porn movies. It is a wild ride that hits every note perfectly.

What makes the book really stand out is that Mahfood paces it perfectly. He does not dwell too long on any one element. He knows that the premise is thin (as is the premise in any of the above-mentioned movie genres) and if he were to spend too long on any piece, the book would not work. But with quick transitions and snappy dialogue, Mahfood brings us in and pulls us along for the ride. You find yourself cheering for Carl and hoping that he gets home in time to satisfy is girlfriend, Yuki.

This book should be on everyone’s must-have list. It is what comics should be: fun, wild, and worth sharing!

This is, apparently, a convention exclusive. So do yourself a favor and visit Jim Mahfood’s booth!!! {UPDATE: Apparently you can now purchase a copy directly through Jim Mahfood’s Site}


Jim Mahfood’s Carl the Cat that Makes Peanut Butter Sandwiches from Shea William Vanderpoort on Vimeo.

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