"Tony Millionaire’s Maakies does not appear on the comics pages of daily newspapers, but lurks
darkly instead in our nation’s alternative weeklies...
"Uncle Gabby, a monkey, and Drinky Crow, an alcoholic crow, are characters of pure, ginned-up id, engaging
in high jinks that range from the boobish to the bizarre: making 'booze cream' from the milk of drunken cows in one
panel, going to prison to have time to read Swinburne in the next. The humor is often so lowbrow as to be subterranean.
If Gasoline Alley is preoccupied with life's slow unfolding, Maakies is fascinated by its swift, violent ends. It is difficult to count
the times Gabby or Crow have been mutilated, shot in the head, eaten, burned in hell.
"And yet Millionaire, raised by an art-teacher by the sea, can draw the living spit out of a ship or a giant squid. It is just as
likely that Maakies will feature one character vomiting into another’s mouth as it will a wordless, befuddling, beautiful parade
of intricately rendered church spires and tall buildings. It sways this way between the very low and the very high; the only
applicable adverb here is drunkenly, for as the name might suggest, there is a lot of boozing in Drinky Crow's life. This may
offend (or may be the least of the offenses), but I would bet if you counted Crow's tipples against the number of highballs the
Lockhorns had consumed, it'd come out even. And in his surrealist impulse and draftsman’s brio, Millionaire is the closest thing
we have to George Herriman of Krazy Kat."