Disgusting, offensive, horrid, gross, immature, and a whole list of negative words you could use to describe Maakies. And yet, that is everything that makes this title a hilarious comedy in it’s unapologetic shock value. Little Maakies on the Prairie is a collection of comic strips by the talented and multiple award-winning Tony Millionaire. It stars Drinky Crow who is a drunk crow, and Uncle Gabby who is, in a nutshell, a scumbag. Oh, Uncle Gabby is also a monkey but, remembering he’s a huge scumbag is all information the information you need.
Each page is a strip of gut-wrenching comedy. The setup, the buildup, the punchline. Millionaire’s strips are nonstop laughs, especially if your mature enough to appreciate the genius of it’s immaturity. Reading Maakies will fill that void that was left inside of you since Ren and Stimpy stopped airing if you were a huge fan.
Comics are comedy, Millionaire’s strips remind us of that. Comic books are a medium that is meant to surface an emotion whether it be sadness, excitement, anger, or humor. Maakies does an exceptional job of pulling a reaction out of the reader. It’s impossible to read this and keep a straight face let alone a straight thought process. Millionaire’s work stimulates expressiveness. Although, I’m sure when Millionaire writes this stuff he’s thinking of the comedy and not the philosophy I’m pulling out of Maakies. Which is one more thing that make the strips great, the wit within it’s silliness.
Tony Millionaire’s art style is so beautiful in it’s gross detail you’ll be amazed that someone with such skills would make such a wonderfully stupid comic. Millionaire’s comics are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read and it will definitely be some of the funniest for you as well. And this is coming from someone who was not too big of a fan of The Drinky Crow Show on TV, I just think it’s so much better as a short and sweet punchline. Not saying that the TV show was crap, I still enjoyed it but, I didn’t consider it better than anything I’d already seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Long story short, buy Little Maakies on the Prairie and any other Maakies books you find. You won’t be disappointed, unless of course you’re sensitive and easily offended. And if you are then go back to reading romance novels and watching Dawson’s Creek… or whatever today’s equivalent to that show is… I don’t know, whatever 14 year old girls are watching, go back to watching that, wimp.
Also Sock Monkey is quite a joy to read as well while we’re on the topic of Tony Millionaire’s stuff. Now stop sitting here and go read it! Go, go!