Story and Art by Fred Perry
If you’d have told me that the following video would spur a meme, multiple remixes and tributes, and its very own comic, well, I’d have called you stupid.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg]
Getting its very own comic by Antarctic Press is exactly what happened. Written in the vernacular of Randall, the narrator of the above video, the story follows the tale of a honey badger not giving a shit and climbs over a bear to eat honey. Then it follows the honey badger not giving a shit and stealing a buzzard’s egg. Then the bear comes back. Honey badger, as you might expect, doesn’t give a fuck and goes to rip of a pack of wolves as they kill a deer. Soon, the story becomes an all out mêlée between all these forest animals, again with the honey badger not giving a fuck and slinking away to battle a cobra. Yep, a cobra. How many of you saw that coming? After a couple of bitch slaps, the cobra dies and the badger digs into his fourth meal of the comic, not caring he’s surrounded by the woodland creatures he’s pissed off. You should know how the story ends.
The art is simple, but hilarious and I gotta say, if they’d put a bit more effort into the writing, this would be gold. The only panel that really made me laugh, was when it zoomed in on the wolves’ faces but that was in the middle of the comic. The story is predictable and is kind of flat as it just seeks to mimic Randall but it doesn’t do it as well, instead evoking a few cheap laughs.
I would browse through this, especially if I was a honey badger enthusiast. Otherwise, I’d leave it at the shop.
“You think the honey badger cares? He doesn’t give a shit.”