I found it extremely interesting that, based off of what we studied in class, Gus Arriola’s Gordo was widely different across issues, something we haven’t quite seen yet. There is a set of recurring characters, but the focus seems to shift across whose story is being told, and further some issues did not feature these characters at all (or maybe the same characters but fairly different in appearance) and served as a general commentary. The panels were various shapes and sizes, some with borders within them. The panels are often visually representative the story and reflect the images outside of the panels as well. This can be seen in the issue about giving the dog a bath within bubble panels over a background of bubbles, the checkers comic with symmetrical square panels over a checkered pattern, and the cat and mouse issue in hexagonal patterns reflecting the chicken wire imagery. In the same vein, the color scheme was also really interesting, but still varies across the issues. Sometimes, the comic is monochromatic, either drawn in two shades or with a muted background and only the characters are in color. Other times, the colors are highly unrealistic, vibrant and abstract. Gordo features unique experimentation in its widely varied issues.

What other comics are this different across issues? What’s the point of switching it up so often?