Tuesday, 11 August 2009
A shock-hair impulse criminal is cast out into the real-world, whereupon he immediately commits a serious of petty atrocities, drawing the attention of a levitating stooge-bot. Shock-hair is airlifted to Superjail!, an establishment that operates outside of any recognisable judiciary system, with an accent on calamity and unreason. Shock-hair is lost among the inmates, attention shifting to the demented, reality-bending whimsy of the warden. Superjail! is the monstrous gulags of incarceration manga Riki-Oh policed by Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka on a spite tip. Superjail! is an endless roll of gasp-gag digression; yard fights tumble into the supernatural, segueing into mondo food prep, before arriving at rampaging mulch-man idolatry. Superjail! is heta uma design philosophy filtered through Johnny Ryan muscle seizure macabre, and cock-rock poop prodding. Superjail! is! Expect Itchy and Scratchy vile-snatch studded by David Lynch's revolting Dumbland. Imagine twenty impossible ideas a second, each more terrible than the last. I have tried! But Superjail! is barely describable, and nothing short of wonderful. Praise be to Cartoon Network for commissioning it, and fawning superlatives to co-creators Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick, and Ben Gruber. I bet you're all ten feet tall.