What happens when you combine Clarence's unstoppable optimism with a road trip? Why, a memorable one-shot! KaBOOM! has brought together a whole bunch of creative people to bring together this collection of shorts entitled, Clarence: Rest Stops #1, which is based on the Cartoon Network animated series. The list includes: Patrick Crotty, Scott Maynard, Mad Rupert, Derek Fridolfs, Kevin Panetta, Nick Cron-Devico, Tait Howard, Andreas Schuster, and Meg Omac.
While I'm not a huge fan of the style that Clarence is illustrated in, I do enjoy the stories. I think that any time a bunch of creative people get together to make something with a similar theme, it's a good idea. You get a different variety that you normally wouldn't experience from a set team of creators that work on the same comic every month. Like any good road trip…the tension of what to do in the backseat of the car is where this issue begins. Out of all the stories, I think I preferred True Beauty, written and illustrated by Scott Maynard the most. The bit at the wax museum cracked me up. With six stories being featured in the issue, I think you get a great value for your dollar. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Preview the first five pages below and be sure to pick up a copy this Wednesday at your local comic book store.