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I couldn’t decide which page to scan, so instead I’ll just show you guys both:
An odd entry, to be sure. Good luck!
I’ve come back and looked at this about 5 times today so far. I really felt like I should easily be able to figure this out, but the figures tell you NOTHING. So I just kept taking fresh looks at it, waiting for it to tell me.
I’m mostly making my guess based on the hand-ruled panel borders and the lovingly rendered textures in the backgrounds.
So I’m going with Stan Sakai.
By the way, I love the coloring here. So moody and mute.
Wow, for once I can say this. I’ve got this issue so I’m out.
Yep, I figured it would be a tough one. This artist is not normally associated with “cartoony” material…though one could make the argument that his style is also not “realistic”.
Or… similarly Marcelo Frusin?
Getting closer…Risso is a good guess, in terms of style.
Oh Jeez, it’s not Sean Phillips, is it?
Maybe Matt Kish can step in with a hint?
It’s Jock isn’t it?
No one right yet. Here’s a hint. He’s Irish, although I have no idea if he struggles withe “The Demon” alcohol.
Oh, man; it all makes sense now. Nice hint, Kish. So it’s the inimitable John McCrea.
Answer: This is indeed The Simpsons as interpreted through the lens of artist John McCrea. It’s from Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #7, published by Bongo Comics, 2001.
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