Daily Delirium

Daily Delirium is a collection of short comics by the Spanish artist M. Prado. Prado's style is a sketchy pen and ink that is overlaid with water colors or pastels. It's an excellent medium that varies just enough between stories to keep them looking fresh and appropriate to the piece. The stories themselves follow harried suburbanites as they muddle through the pains of contemporary culture. Unfortunately, I found it a bit hard to know what to make of it. The stories seem like they are supposed to be funny--they follow a classic comedic comic book structure--but for the most part they lack punch. This is a translated edition, so I was left wondering: is this just a poor translation or do the jokes just not translate well? Daily Delirium isn't bad; it's just not really that noteworthy beyond the artwork.