Bad Machinery

I don’t often get caught up in the fan­cy of some­thing, but this has entranced me. There is a web com­ic, that’s been around since last Fall, that I can’t stop read­ing. Well, that’s not strict­ly true. I can stop, but every time I go back it is just as delight­ful.

It is called Bad Machin­ery, by John Alli­son. It takes place in Tack­le­ford, some­where in Eng­land, and involves kids who are about… I don’t know, four­teen, fif­teen? (I’m so bad at judg­ing ages that it seems to extend into car­toons… huh. ((Oh, look, they’re twelve. See how bad I am?))) Any­way, it is so quin­tes­sen­tial­ly fun, cool, young, and Eng­lish that I can’t help read­ing it in my head in an accent. I’ve even tried fit­ting dif­fer­ent accents on dif­fer­ent peo­ple.

Very cool. I’m about halfway through the archives, but it is absolute­ly fab­u­lous.

Try it. Start at the begin­ning.

Oooh, and look what I found, the home page! Bad Machin­ery.

Yes, the cross-pol­li­na­tion with Scary Go Round is odd ((Okay, not so odd, as it seems the super­nat­ur­al has made an appear­ance in Bad Machin­ery, too… not sure how I feel about that.)). I haven’t let it quell my enthu­si­asm, how­ev­er. As best I can tell, Bad Machin­ery is Scary Go Round: The Next Gen­er­a­tion. In any case, I like the young’uns bet­ter.