In this issue Quincy, M.E. makes his comic book debut, struggling through the fantastic landscapes of his own dreams in “Quinception,” in which St. Peter also gets his own comic book. Snake ‘n’ Bacon make an appearance in “Reservoir Dogs 2,” where the gang reunites for another caper. Twain and Einstein deal with some family issues, McArf the Crime Dog takes a bite out of scum, and the origin of The Hamanimal! Plus a photocomic starring comedian Julie Klausner, “Voyage To Narnia.”
“Kupperman’s “Quincy, M.E.” story in this issue is a tour-de-force of twisting narrative structures and just plain crazy silliness.” –Rob Clough, who selects Tales Designed To Thrizzle #7 as one of his top 15 comic books of 2011 on his High-Low blog.
32 page full-color comic with cardstock covers
“…[Tales Designed to] Thrizzle returns to form with lucky number seven — and of all things, it seems like Christopher Nolan’s Inception provided the catalyst…. I’ve described director Christopher Nolan’s movies as what stupid people think smart movies look like; Michael Kupperman’s comics are the opposite, stupid comics made by a smart person for smart people, so perhaps there’s some yin-yang resonance there. Regardless, Kupperman recognized Inception‘s Russian-nesting-doll structure of dreams within dreams within dreams as natural connective tissue for his stream-of-consciousness comedy… It’s nice to hold documentary evidence of Kupperman’s comic genius in my hands again.” – Sean T. Collins, The Comics Journal
“Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle #7 has many more laughs than it does pages. It’s jokes that build on jokes that lead to more jokes through left turns, fakes, surprises, and nerdy pop culture references…. One premise leads to the next, like one of the better episodes of Monty Python or Mr Show… – this book is funny enough to make you crack up on a crowded bus.” – Tom Mohrman, CultureMob