Bee and PuppyCat is the pudding-covered child of Natasha Alegri who draws and co-writes the book. She also works as a storyboard revisionist for Adventure Time and is the person responsible for the wildly popular Adventure Time gender-swap “Fionna and Cake.” Bee and PuppyCat acts like a spiritual successor sharing the same unique tone and similar lead characters. Originally an animated short, after an exceptional reception by the public and a hugely successful Kickstarter Bee and PuppyCat will now be made into an online show on Frederator Studios’ Youtube channel, Cartoon Hangover.
ART BY: Natasha Alegri
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Studios
RELEASE: June 11, 2014
Reviewed By: Torbin Chimners
The issue picks up immediately where the first issue left off with Bee and PuppyCat having just arrived in a black void where Temp-Bot lives. It gives them their next temp job: to repair a music box for an unknown client on Snowglobe Planet.
The dialogue here is superb, it captures the characters perfectly. You can really hear Bees distinctly awkward-but-cute voice and the robotic-but-aloof voice of Temp-Bot. A lot of this can be credited to Britt Wilson’s unconventional lettering that naturally flows with the characters and their emotions. It feels like a lot of time and care was put into it unlike the norm of uniform letters in a box. That’s not all this comic does that’s different. I won’t spoil it but this issue in particular has an excellently implemented additional feature that you’re going to want to have your phone at the ready for.
Altogether Bee and PuppyCat #2 feels like an experience rather than simply a straightforward read. It’s got laughs and it’s got tender moments. This first little arc actually wraps up quite nicely and leaves some dangling mysteries for future stories, which I didn’t expect from this series but whole-heartedly embrace. Get on board the Bee and PuppyCat train now so in a couple years you can tell all your friends that you liked it just after it got cool.
Torbin Chimners AKA Torin Chambers is a rad dude from the nineties who does film stuff or something. Thomas the Tank Engine is his favorite transformer. Find him on Twitter @Vulgar_Rhombus