is a fantasy comic book series created by Josh Simmons. It is a mix of serial
adventure, physiological horror and fantasy. This series is very unique, with
Josh Simmons creating one page a month for 50 years. So far he has released two
volumes around 95 pages each, and the series so far has proven to be a treat
with comic books fans.
Farm takes the form of a very indie comic book series.
Drawn in a simplistic style with black and white sketches, Josh Simmons clearly
shows that it is the story that counts, rather than the detail. Volume one is a
confusing mix of sketches as we follow Jessica throughout the farm as she
suddenly jumps through holes and meets some very strange and remarkable
creatures. Just as we were unsure as to whether there was actually going to be
a distinguishable plot within this series, it all comes together towards the
end of volume one. It is very much a set up for the future of the series, with
this volume introducing the reader to the bizarre world and the problems and
Volume two then takes the reader into a strange but
uniquely told fight scenes. Josh Simmons uses his simplistic art style to bring
to life some of the distinguishable creatures he has created. This volume is
very much centred on a serial fight scene that takes place across the farm and
is truly one of the strangest comics we have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Farm is a fun filled comic of action and serial comedy
to bring a comic that isn’t so much centred on a plot, but just tries to take
the reader of an escapable journey into a fantasy land that is just truly
really strange. The characters and creatures John Simmons has created are truly
original. It is quite hard to describe
the storyline, but summed up briefly, it’s a story of a girl who finds herself
on an adventure with many unusual creatures. This comic is clearly for adults
with some of its more weird moments, but it is never the less a fun comic to
read with many chuckles to be had along the way. We truly look forward to the
next volume in the series, although we do have an eight year wait until 2024!
JESSICA FARM VOL 1 & 2 / AUTHOR & ARTIST: JOSH SIMMONS / PUBLISHER: FANTAGRAPHICS / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW