Unlike some of Damian Willcox's other series (Dorkboy; Workin' Jones) Skully is not a continuing story, but a series of single panels featuring the title character, a warm, fuzzy skeleton in a funeral-black suit and a cartoon-red bow tie. Most are gags, a few are sketches, some look like they'd make good tattoos. Even so, an interesting, layered personality for Skully begins to emerge through the cumulative reading. He's a sensitive, good-natured fellow, but with an edge (being, after all, deceased). Deadly but not quite malicious -- There's an innocence, or perhaps obliviousness, about the guy. Skully is a Casper The Friendly Ghost-type who's let the world get him down. Damian Willcox's artwork is especially appealing on this feature, with bold lines and a muted color palette to give a touch of the ol' melancholy. This one is really just getting off the ground, but worth following. I'd like to see Willcox feature Skully in a full-blown story, just to flesh him out a bit (Huh huh, 'flesh him out' -- He's a skeleton, geddit? Oh well--).
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