Reviews - What do customers think about Rick Keene's Willy Weasely: Mature Readers?
Willy's a blast! Apr 27, 2007
This book is a delightfully fun and comic romp that combines two of my favorite subject matters: animals and bad boys! Rick Keene is wickedly playful in his right-on depiction of Willy Weasely, a lovable characterization of the cunning yet hapless guy who pulls out all of the stops to get the girl...only to ultimately, and riotously, fall flat on his face.
Willy Weasely Apr 27, 2007
I just happened to pick up a copy of Rick Keene's Willy Weasely one day while browsing a book store, and I found myself laughing hysterically, unable to put it down. I was immediately charmed with Willy's character. He reminds me of any guy in a bar offering to buy a lady a drink. He can be witty and charming, but his irritating ego and cheesy pick-up lines, frustratingly keeps him from getting the girl. I almost find myself feeling sorry for him. Willy has won my heart! I recommend this to anyone who thinks they've met a Willy Weasely in their life. I hope Rick continues to keep Willy alive. I'm anxiously waiting for more escapades of Willy Weasely!!!
Willy Weasely Mar 25, 2007
I met and got a signed copy of Willy weasely from the creator himself, Rick Keene's an all around nice guy. My feeling after reading the book was that this felt like a cross between Omaha the Cat Dancer and a Tex Avery cartoon. The character "Willy Weasely" is a "love em or hate em" kind of guy who tends to get in all kinds of weird predicaments. I like the art style and the the short story formats like an animated show oin television. The only downside is that it's not all done in color, which I understand is a costly thing to do in comic books. I hope Rick continued success and can't wait for more adventures of Willy Weasely.
Cutting Edge Wit And Spot-On Characterization Mar 11, 2007
I received a copy of Rick Keene's Willy Weasely as a Christmas gift...a Christmas gift that arrived just shy of Ground Hog Day. You guessed it: man gift. Sweet but late. Almost so far gone it's hopeless and at the same time the kind of thing that makes a girl smile in spite of herself. The guys out there are smirking and truth be told so are the women and that's because you know exactly what I'm talking about. Rick Keene's Willy Weasely captures every cheesy guy you've ever tried to describe by somehow putting a finger on the pulse of "you know what I'm talking about."
Willy Weasely is "that guy", you know the one, the dude two cubicles over who always thinks he has a chance with the ladies. No turndown, no circumstance, no rejection is so frank that it can upset the oblivious womanizing Willy as he tries over and over to get the girl. With the flaccid pick up line and the cheap suit, Willy's positive he's smokin' hot. You almost despise Willy's egoism but his naiveté about everything, especially himself, becomes a redemptive charm. He's repulsively irresistible!
Keene's clever take and skillful art combine social commentary and tongue-in-cheek stereotypes in fresh but familiar ways that make you laugh out loud. It pushes the envelope without tearing the paper echoing the risqué content of Robert Crumb but deftly couched with the kind of double entendre and miscues of hallmark Bugs Bunny. Keene even mocks the genre by creating faux fun-pages where the do-it yourself drawing exercise is priceless as is the centerfold.
So I got the "Christmas" present on February 1. Somehow that's a near perfect tribute to Willy Weasely. Definitely worth the wait. It's a ten-spot you'll be glad you spent because one of two things is absolutely true: you either ARE a Willy Weasely or you know one. And that's what makes this comic a rare piece of adult fun.