Pat Patriot Riot?s Me & Pudd Part I
The first volume of Me & Pudd introduces the author’s main characters in what appears to be another day in their ordinary life. For these two characters, life seems to be sitting around in Pudd’s best friend’s car and trying to decide if there is excitement in pursuing inane activities. Although the payoff in the story happens in the first activity the characters choose to follow, one does get the feeling the two men had in fact been sitting in their cars for too long. The reader just happened to be lucky enough to jump in at the moment they choose to act upon the impulse that will eventually pay off.
What follows is a longer, edgier, and brainier draft to the Farrelly Brothers, Dumb and Dumber” movie. These characters display as much instinct and IQ as road kill, which leads the reader to assume hazardous retribution will ensue for the character’s actions. However, the dialogue’s choice of words does not dumb down the narrative thread. The choice of language displayed by the characters is carefully placed in perfectly-timed conditions. Me and Pudd contains enough twists and turns that by the end of the first chapter, the reader can’t help but to wonder if the characters can actually pull off their inane activities and find joy in them. But most importantly, the reader can’t help but want them to find joy.
Me & Pudd Part I, copyright 2005 Various Pat Riot Zines 16pp, $2