Gail Williams learns how to drain your dragon...
I Hate Fairyland #7 begins with Duncan, a happy skippy dragon heading for the Magic Mart for a Fairy-Freezy, well not one - all of them - and the dragon wants to try each and every one...
That many drinks leads to the inevitable bathroom trip, though in this case, that’s an outhouse trip, a struggle with a zipper and screech that comes later.
Gertrude was obviously having a bad time as Queen, but while she was, she made use of some “volunteers” - neck manacles and all - to go through the library and give her every possible option for getting out of Fairyland. So that’s now her mission.
Not just that, but she’s got the point that she’s not only looking for a way home, she’s turning a new leaf and trying to be nice about things. That doesn’t last long. But at Larry says, he’s proud of her for trying. Then the axe comes out we see the return of bloodsheding Gertrude that we’ve all come to love.
There are reflections on what she might find at home after 30 years in Fairyland - prospects are questionable, Gertrude’s reaction to Larry’s musings is anything but ambiguous. Her first port of call is to Pervis Peddlesteal, who collects objects from earth. One object he has is a “van that looks like Dr Suess threw up all over it.” The problem - it’s out of fuel. The solution - Dragon Water (yeah, okay, but it’s not my euphemism). Cue Duncan…
As ever, this issue does not disappoint, it’s fun, silly and getting back into it is like riding a bike “A very morbid and scary bike” according to Larry. Like most comics the key to enjoying the depth of I Hate Fairyland, is to look at the detail in the pictures, the scroll in this issue is particularly worth looking out for, as is the spongy Bob.
As this maintains all standards, #7 has to be another four out of five from me.
Gail Williams lives in her own private dungeon populated with all the weird and
the wonderful she can imagine. Some of it’s very weird, and the odd bits
and pieces are a bit wonderful. Well okay, she lives in Swansea with
her husband and daughter. And the world’s most demanding cat. To find
out more about Gail, check out www.gailbwilliams.co.uk - Dare you!