Bohemian Nights


Rating: 3/5 – Crappy jobs + Drinking After Work = Humor
by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall.

A fairly diverse cast of characters all stuck in dead-end jobs find humor in the workplace as they deal with a variety of wacky customers and get together at the end of the day to drink and decompress from the day’s mind-numbing labor.

What’s Awesome About It?
Bohemian Nights crosses over between humor and slice of life.  It’s not a setup-gag-punchline sort of thing, but rather humor arising from the jobs, lives and interactions between the cast of characters and customers they have to put up during the day and with each other at night.

Eric Clements writes and draws the strip.   The humor runs from hilarious to “Oops, that one totally missed the mark!”, but that’s par for the course on a humor strip.  The art varies in quality averaging at getting the point across but not the quality you’d expect to see in a comic from a major publisher, but this is a free webcomic, so it gets the job done.  The highlights of the strip for me are the interactions with customers while the cast is at work and I’m also a big fan of the Easter eggs Clements buries into the signage in the background of scenes, it’s refreshing to get more than minimal/blank backgrounds from a web-strip.  Clements is also a Jack Kirby fan and his occasional homages to the King shine through and put a smile on my face.

My Thoughts
This strip is advertised as “on the corner of youth and eclectic”  I’m neither young nor particularly eclectic, but I enjoyed reading it anyway.  I think this strip is more about what you’re accepting of in your entertainment than what you are in life and this strip offered me a view into a culture/lifestyle that I enjoyed watching from the sidelines.

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall
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