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Comicscape: The Wrenchies

Lost in its own fog

By Chuck Francisco     August 13, 2014
Source: Mania.com


The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
© First Second Books
Some stories are told through narrative flow, and through the movement of their characters through the arc of a plot line. Far fewer blossom on the page as visual tour de forces of imagery, throwing off the shackles of conventional storytelling for something far more esoteric. These more imaginative styles of fiction, even when they're relying almost completely on evoking emotion through imagery, are still supported by the skeletal structure of a plot somewhere beneath the skin. Unfortunately the plot of Farel Dalrymple's new graphic novel, The Wrenchies, evades with the skill of Jack the Ripper, leaving it to rely solely on the strength of nightmarishly lovely artwork. This leaves readers lost in a beautiful shroud of fog, but lost nonetheless.
 
The setup for The Wrenchies can be surmised as mashup of Lord of the Flies, Aeon Flux, A Boy and His Dog, and Kick Ass. In the present two children, Sherwood and Orson, enter a woodland cave. What they find there sets into motion events that will bring about the end of the world. From the blackened cinders of that ruined earth arise The Wrenchies, the toughest gang of combat kids this side of Thunderdome. They engage in violent adolescent adventures while avoiding the menacing shadowsmen, who attack and take children once they reach a certain age- hence no adults. Into this post apocalyptic porridge drops Hollis, who is just about the snivelingly nerdiest, most unappealing character imaginable. He may or may not be the key to...something...   It's maddeningly unclear for too deep into the page count what he is. What is clear is that he's super unappealing, which makes the protracted time spend with him also quite unappealing. 
 
Dalrymple has singular artistic style, which evokes the ugliness of everything through the beauty of a water color aesthetic. Consequently readers feel the palpable loss as they imagine what beauty could be wrought in this style, yet are left to stare into the hideous abyss of destruction and the shadowy crevasses of nightmare. All of this potential is undone by a plot which is incomprehensible for nearly two hundred of The Wrenchies three hundred and four page run. Points in time will shift without any sort of indication to the reader as to where they now are or why, situations unfold without any surrounding context, and the lack of an established plot is maddening. The cast of characters are also largely incredibly unlikeable, which makes this confusing soup even harder to stick with for the duration.
 
Confusing, ugly, never settling, lacking context, and peopled with unlikeable folk- it's almost as if Dalrymple's point is to expound on the difficulties of adolescence: the horrors of growing up! In truth, that is exactly his point, but instead of a work which might allow readers a observational journey, he creates something which attempts to forcibly evoke those feelings in them. He should be applauded for the attempt, for the moxie of even considering it, and for the artistry of the finished product- but the journey of an accessible plot becomes so lost alone they way that The Wrenchies becomes quite the slog.
 
Those who adore style over comprehensible substance, or esoteric experience pieces may find this a fascinating jaunt. I can't really recommend The Wrenchies to most other folks. It is available now from First Second Books as a Graphic novel for $19.99.

Comic Book Releases for August 13th, 2014

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Chuck Francisco is a columnist and critic for Mania, writing Shock-O-Rama, the look into classic cult, horror and sci-fi. He is a co-curator of several repertoire film series at the world famous  Colonial Theatre  in Phoenixville, PA. You can hear him drop nerd knowledge on weekly podcast You've Got Geek or think him a fool of a Took on Twitter.

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