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The most acclaimed (and controversial) humor cartoonist to burst on the comics scene since Peter Bagge, Johnny Ryan mixes social satire with an absurdist sense of humor to come up with some of the most notoriously hilarious comics in the last five years, in the pages of his ongoing comic book series, "Angry Youth Comix. It's almost impossible to explain what makes something funny, but whatever it is, fans and critics agree that Ryan has it in spades. The book includes several stories featuring Ryan's signature creation. Loady McGee (and straight-man Synus O'Gynus), a misanthropic, acne-scarred hustler who finds himself in scams that would make Wimpy proud, and responds to almost everything with an endless stream of wisecracks, puns, and X-rated double entendres. Loady's ridiculous crackpot schemes--opening a brothel staffed by mutant lizards, get-rich-quick inventions like the "Pussy Hunter 6000," founding a comic book school, and selling used toilet paper passed-off as new, just to name a few--serve as perfect comic set-ups, and Ryan's art is crammed with visual gags and existential asides that brings to mind the great Will Elder ("MAD magazine). Needless to say, this is not politically-correct stuff, nor is it for children. Ryan's in-your-face humor spares no prisoners, as these stories indicate: "Hipler," a riotous satire of our "extreme makeover" era and celebrity culture; "Islamic Terrorist Spring Break," in which Ryan seemed to be single-handedly trying to counterbalance all of the self-censorship going on in the early post-9/11 media; and "Ku Klux Kuties," which tests just how far the usual doe-eyed visual tropes can be taken and still make you go, "Aww ." The book also includesRyan's most infamous strip to-date, "The Gaytriot," which caused a p.c.-stir when it was included in "The Comics Journal's otherwise-sincere and serious "Cartoonists on Patriotism" volume in 2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560976219
Author:
Ryan, Johnny
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
1000x700

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