Some comics are narrative-driven — will Batman defeat the Riddler? will Kitty Pryde survive to return to the X-Men? Some comics pretend to narrative drive but are actually pursue humor — Agatha Heterodyne will whack her boyfriends upside the head with a “WOCKETA WOCKETA” sound effect, it’s only a question of when.
Basic Instructions is that rarity, a comic narrowly focused on one theme: instructions. Check out the back pages on the sidebar — a vast number of tasks or skills are covered, including “How to Use the Various Shades and Styles of Sarcasm,” “The True Meaning of Easter,” and “How to Fulfill a Prophecy.” There are no characters, or rather the same small cast recycles through the strips in different guises, rocket-shaped hats, and so on. Clean black-and-white art lends the page a distinctive look. Endlessly entertaining and very funny! And they are the first comic I have seen with an Android app. BVC oughta get one of those.