Thursday, 30 March 2017

Paddy Johnston - Ballgame #1

This is a nice little comic by Paddy Johnston. It's almost a sports comic, I wonder if the second issue will show some games, but this one is more of an autobiographical comic. Paddy grows up trying to like football to fit in, but he never really gets into it. He goes to try out for the football team but plays really badly and doesn't like all the swearing. He is very into Peanuts and so has a romantic view of baseball but the one game of softball he gets to play at school ends in disaster. The final page shows him as the captain of the Hawks Softball Team, as they practice for a game in London, so issue two will have to show how he ended up there.

I went watching a game of baseball once in Korea and it was very boring, I bet it's a lot more fun to play than to watch. Also you probably have to support one of the teams to get into it, and have some idea of what is going on. There were a lot of flashing lights and noises from the scoreboard, like I'd imagined there would be.

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