Follow the Flush… MeSseD Comics
Everyday the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) processes over one billion gallons of wasterwater. Nicknamed “MeSseD” by filter works like Lilliput, they ensure the sewage keeps flowing. She’s our tour guide wild and weird world beneath our feet!
Creator/Writer: Jay B. Kalagayon
Artist: Dylan Speeg, with Clint Basinger and Kevin Necessary
Creative Mussel Productions
Follow the flush, and join Lilliput and her rat Akka in the sewers. The Metropolitan Sewer District, or MSD, nicknamed “MeSseD” by it’s workers, is Lilliput’s employer. As a filter worker, she takes on some out of the ordinary challenges. Tackling everything from bizarre underground creatures, to paperwork – Lilliput has her hands full.
Kalagayan writes a heroic, badass main character for us, set in a grimy underground, away from fantastical, beautiful settings. She doesn’t sport a glamorous or sexy costume, but rather a pair of coveralls and a helmet. There is a feeling of reality at the base of the story with how it’s written, working in science and fusing it all with an over-sized, mutant cockroach, among many other… interesting encounters.
The most frequent art we see is by Dylan Speeg. The black and white, but insanely well detailed and fleshed out pages feel like you’re looking at photographs. Complimenting the science fiction feel of the writing is an art style that feels very influenced by film noir and pulp novels. The realism captured is gorgeous, and even unsettling when you see some of the things that dwell in the sewer.
There was also a super creative back cover collage made out of volume 2, which honestly deserves to be framed and up on a wall, because it looks so good.
MeSseD gives us a creative look into the weird, wet underground of the sewer system, with a strong, likeable lead, and a fun, science fiction embellishment.