77 Webcomic Reviews - 12. They Can Talk

TheyCanTalk.com

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

A comic about animals that talk.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE?

A guy named Jimmy. That's all we got.

WHAT'S THE LATEST?

Squirrels that understand more about emotional wellness than many humans do.

 They Can Talk -  theycantalk.com

They Can Talk - theycantalk.com

HOW DOES IT ALL START?

The sun can be scary.

 They Can Talk -  theycantalk.com

They Can Talk - theycantalk.com

HOW OFTEN DOES IT GO?

On average, four times a month since July 2015.

WHAT'S GOOD?

The is one cute animal comic! The style is very unique with the animals in colour and everything else rendered as black and white line work. But the best part is the writing. There are lots of comics where animals say dumb and vulgar things. The tropes have been done over and over. But this is just too damn smart and cute. It also throws up a big fat mirror towards our own neurosis and emotional conditions. There's just something so simple and refreshing about all of it.

 They Can Talk -  theycantalk.com

They Can Talk - theycantalk.com

WHAT'S NOT SO GOOD (IN YOUR OPINION ONLY OF COURSE)?

Some of the jokes aren't as sharp and don't land the same. And, sometimes we just want to live in denial and run from our problems you know!

 They Can Talk -  theycantalk.com

They Can Talk - theycantalk.com

WHAT DON'T WE KNOW WE DON'T KNOW?

We all have a "fin" that shows now and then. What's yours?

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 They Can Talk -  theycantalk.com

They Can Talk - theycantalk.com

WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK?

It's kind of sad that if these animals could really talk, they would be more self-aware and emotionally open than many of us. This is the perfect comic to teach some serious life lessons and insights. That's what is so endearing about this work. It's disarming yet very poignant (again, we love poignancy around these parts), which is one thing comics can do better than other mediums. They Can Talk is an amazing example of the opportunity and power comics can have to connect and communicate.

Maybe we're getting too deep into this. But, as stated earlier, it's nice to experience some refreshing and intelligent work like this.

WHAT SHOULD WE READ ON TABULIT LIKE THIS?

Pet Bros is our own silly take on animals.