It’s amazing that with all the food comics we’ve posted here on the blog, that it took me this long to discover Mostly About Food, a comic blog that is exactly what it says it is: mostly about food. Created by Danish artist Kalle Räihä with installments released at irregular intervals between 2006 and 2008, the comics cover a wide variety of topics, from cooking (with recipes), eating at restaurants, farming, and the occasional bit of cultural background.
Räihä has a bit of a sense of humor and he’s very honest about his own failings, both as a comic artist and a foodie, which makes for very refreshing reading. His art isn’t spectacular and his life drawings seem amateurish and/or awkward at times, but he makes up for it with a willingness to vary and experiment with his style, and he displays a solid understanding of how a comic should work. As he says, “The text and pictures should complement each other, which means that the text should only tell the things that the picture can’t.”