Comic Keeping It Real

Comic Keeping It Real
With vibrant colours and detailed drawings, Song of Songs is nice to look at, but what really sets this indie comic apart from all the rest is the T-Dot setting and hip-hop-influenced cast of characters. "I wouldn't say it's a hip-hop comic,” says creator Innocentboy, "but it takes place in reality.” A slightly skewed reality. With issue five soon to drop, average guy Isaiah and his friends have already encountered the lumbering grey man-monster Jello Bello and an army of Asian "clones.” And things are just starting to unfold: "I got arcs and arcs and arcs planned out,” the self-taught artist admits. "Some of it will unfold tomorrow, some of it won't unfold until ten years from now.” Let's at least hope Isaiah rescues his kidnapped girlfriend from Jello Bello sometime soon.