After fully funding the campaign for Psycho Baby #3, Mendoza recently released digital copies to all backers for his ongoing series that mixes latin culture and slang, alongside quirky designs and characters in a post apocalyptic world.
As a series meant for mature audiences, Mendoza’s work is an acquired taste and fun trip, compared to the number of mainstream and indie comics I’ve read.
A regular contributor to Coffin Comics’ Lady Death series, Mendoza rose to prominence through Zombie Tramp, and since, has been working on Psycho Baby and Sugar Pop, both characters within the same post apocalyptic world that offer a unique take on the world.
After the first issue and intro to Sugar Pop, the series delivered a character who felt like Bubbles from Power Puff girls, but with murderous intentions. The carefree, happy-o-lucky kind of personality helps to offset Psycho Baby’s more serious nature as a woman with a mission, on a warpath through this world.
After issue two, we also got Mutsi to join the team, a savage who unfortunately, receives very little development to her character. As a savage, Mutsi is revealed to be the leader of a cave clan and the sister of Tutu, a tech genius who overthrew Mutsi’s castle.
While minimal character developments happened within this issue, we did get more intros and some more fun violent moments that added humour to the story with Mendoza’s more cartoon art style.
Seeing Mutsi rip off the dinosaurs arms to wear as gloves, and make armor from its jaws, made for some funny panels that worked well with the art style.
Seeing the way these characters interact with each other and how the hyperviolence, combined with Mendoza’s unique art style, creates a unique humor and tone to his stories.
Watching Psycho Baby get punched out, to seeing Sugar Pop’s mentioning Psycho Baby’s nemesis, or Mutsi killing a dinosaur and Tutu’s self interest. All of these things made for a continuation that was both unique and fun, something that is common in Mendoza’s work, as his art and stories deliver something new and refreshing to the industry.