Tuesday, January 22, 2008

DRUNKARD CONDO SYNDROME by Shintaro Kago

As promised, we're happy to host and present the newest Shintaro Kago scanlation from our extremely productive friend, Anonymous K.



Anonymous K informs me that this is the last strip from this book of surrealist experimentalism he'll have for us. BUT! He is working on a new swatch of comics from a different Kago book.

With regard to its ambition and story, Drunkard Condo Syndrome is a slightly different beast; It takes a small and corny concept to it's logical conclusion (and horrifically beyond), but is less concerned with the limitations of formal comic storytelling than previous comics. This time, the core conceit is a drunken salaryman coming home to the wrong apartment, in one of those massive apartment complexes straight out of Otomo's Domu.



This comic is slightly more NSFW than previous Kago strips, but nothing too beyond the pale. Well, some of it is beyond the pale, but it's Shintaro Kago we're talking about! Don't say you weren't warned.

As usual, leave feedback/scorn/praise in the comments!


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14 comments:

ug527 said...

Wow. Was there supposed to be some sort of underlying meaning or was that simply just a large joke? (Human life has become crowded and distinguishing individuals has become difficult) Am I thinking too much into this story...?

Anonymous said...

I remember and love this one.
Thanks to you guys and to Anonymous K too for bringing this out for people to read :).

Johnny Landmine said...

Anonymous K is currently my preferred candidate for the presidency.

inkdestroyedmybrush said...

wicked imagination on him. reminds me of some of the completely off the hook stuff that the stoners did back in the late '60's, early '70's for Metal Hurlant. You may as well not try to make sense of it, you just have to go with it. Great graphics.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for posting this.

tbrawner said...

don't try too hard to read into his stuff. Kago just likes to have surreal story lines that let him deliver a visual punchline (normally at the end). Basically what you see is what you get. Any meaning it might have is normally stated in the comic.

Hemaworstje said...

as a fan of kago , thanks , i take my hat off for you and take a deep bow.

Johnny Ryan said...

Kago interview & cover in the new VICE

Anonymous said...

Kago interview & cover in the new VICE.

-Johnny

Anonymous said...

Kago interview & cover in the new VICE

Laser Potato said...

So...no one (who's still alive) has yet noticed that by the end of the story, the condo's GOING UP IN FLAMES?!

Anonymous said...

This was f*kin' insane! I luv it!!!!

rincewind said...

¡Wow! Crazy, really crazy stuff. And fun.

choropeitor said...

¡Muy grosso!

¡Un grande, este chabón!

Muy hipnótica la narración, no lo pude dejar, ché...