Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the world of clip-art karate, outrageous trash talk, and cartoon characters as you've never seen them before. The New Fighting Technique may have sprung from the crucible of cubicle culture----Rees created the strip while working a deathly boring temp job, harnessing the potential energy of his PowerPoint software, Internet connection, laser printer, and vast expanses of fallow hours into this Unstoppable ass-kicking phenomenon----but the result has less to do with clockwatching than with the explosive energy of freestyling gangsta rap, airborne Bruce Lee maneuvers, and a profane, deadpan sense of humor that just may establish David Rees as the Lenny Bruce of our times.
As soon as Rees began faxing MNFTIU comics to friends, those friends were faxing it to friends who were faxing it to more friends. It was the birth of a genuine underground publishing sensation. Soon it was a regular serial, then there was merchandise, then a website that received 25 million hits last year.
"While the visuals seem simple and easily tiresome (think South Park), Rees' off-kilter humor keeps it interesting and fresh. (4 stars)" Cory Jones, Maxim
"[C]ombines the audacity of MC battles, the kitsch of Hong Kong cinema and Rees' trademark bomb dropping dialogue into a plot-light, enjoyment-heavy read....Fans of sardonic, understated comics such as Max Cannon's 'Red Meat'...will connect immediately with Rees' humor." The Daily Tarheel
"[A]n absurd postmodern mix of karate clip art, simple graphics and profanity that at first scanned as woefully stupid, but became progressively funnier as I turned the pages." New York Press
"Ridiculously brilliant and innovative." Seattle Weekly
"Taking clip art to new heights of absurdity... ridiculously hilarious." Colorado Springs Independent
About the Author
David Rees is the author of the cult-hit comic book Get Your War On, all royalties for which he donated to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity. He draws a clip-art comic that appears in every issue of Rolling Stone, plays in the band the Skeleton Killers, and works the occasional temp job.