“Andy Christ is about a little boy named Andy, the devil’s six-year-old son.
The sweet-natured but genetically evil Andy is headed for a tug of war between destiny and choice. Is it really possible to be born evil? Will he succumb to his darker nature and end the world? Along the way, he has horrible adventures involving demon possession, zombie squirrels, paranormal police, mindless monsters who feed on human pain, and the demented administration of the Our Lady of Eternal Shame Orphanage. He’ll have help from his friends, the demon-possessed and clinically depressed teddy bear “Frooky” and the dangerously disturbed but remarkably resourceful Manic Mimi.”
Andy Christ by Pat Grubb is not a comic that just anyone should read. This comic is filled with horrifying content, ranging from violent language to gore. However, if you aren’t phased easily by this, then you may really enjoy this terrifyingly creepy comic.
One thing to note is that there is a fair amount of controversial content that is brought up, straight from page one. There is a warning at the beginning of the comic that also highlights this, which I believe is a very smart move on Grubb’s part as it prepares the reader for the type of mindset they should have going in.
Grubbs also does a fairly suitable job introducing the characters, making sure that their personalities are quickly realized, as the story progresses into the plot fairly early. Andy Christ does not waste time getting into the nitty-gritty details.
The writing in Andy Christ is well done with minimal spelling and grammar errors. Overall, I’m very impressed with the professionalism.
Pat Grubb also shows professionalism in the structure of the conversations between characters. The back-and-forth between each character is smooth and flows well from one speech bubble to the next.
Utilizing font styles has also proven useful in providing Andy Christ with an effective gateway to the horror genre. Dripping speech bubbles and curling letters portray the menacing intent behind each word.
A few criticisms here would be that there is a fair amount of text, and it can be overwhelming to read. Although interesting, be careful to space out the conversations appropriately otherwise a wall of text may deter some readers. With a lot of conversation comes the risk of run-on sentences. Breaking up speech bubbles may help decrease any risk of run-on sentences that leave the reader gasping for breath at the end.
This whole comic is very dark and creepy, and it does it well. Andy Christ is drawn in grey scale, falling perfectly into the laps of a classic horror comic style. It is also accented with pops of colour which effectively sets the stage for readers, creating the perfect atmosphere for the most enjoyable reading experience.
The cartoon style immediately contradicts the horror genre, making for a very unique comic. This is complimented by Grubb’s strong paneling skills that help the comic flow smoothly as it progresses through the plot.
There are moments that the gore and violence can be a bit too much. In fact, the more you read, the more concerned you get with how violent this comic is. The reason for the gore and horror is clear, but for me, it’s a little more than I would like to see in a comic. If it was paced out a bit more or even just implied instead of straight up showing it every time, maybe it would be more up my alley.
Andy Christ by Pat Grubb offers the extremes of horror comics. If this is what you are looking for in this genre, then I would highly suggest you give it a read. Full of controversial ideas, violence, and a unique style, this is certainly a comic that stands out among the rest.
You can give Andy Christ by Pat Grubb a read here.