Bacon and vegetables have always had an adversarial relationship (Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu). Diesel Sweeties creator Richard Stevens III has attempted to leverage this natural friction into natural humor. It doesn't always work.
This collection of pixel comics from the Diesel Sweeties strip is the second such offering (I'm a Rocker, I Rock Out). Like any joke compilation, the funny risks getting stale. Given the gastronomic bent, it would be safe to say this book is probably good for six to eight servings. Any more in one sitting is a choking hazard. Nor does this lend itself to repeat tastings.
Some of the strips are funny, offering sardonic wit with aplomb, or at least with a frying pan.
If meat is so wrong, why are vegetarians MADE of it?
Guy: I made six-cheese, deep-fried lasagna.
Girl: Southern Fried Italy? Sounds deadly.
Guy: But it's vegetarian!
Girl: Vegetarian is only *part* of healthy.
You know how food tastes better when it's made by someone who loves you?
Coffee's better from someone who hates you.
Some of the strips are less funny. The kitchen appliance interactions (toaster, kettle, et al) are the least funny of all.
I like pixel art, but this is pretty much the same thing over and over again. The scatological content was also higher than expected, or necessary. Nice production from comic book publisher Oni Press, but they should have gone all the way with a scratch and sniff cover. Oh well. Probably best to pair this with bacon floss as a gift.
[The reviewer was provided with a complimentary copy of the book.]