You want funny? Look no further: This book will make you laugh. Like Peter Bagge's Hate, but smarter and more brutal in its judgments on this dysfunctional society of ours, and with a distinctive flavor all its own, this is a comic for people who see past the façade as a matter of course. Hey, Mister takes sarcasm to new heights. It makes us think of the Monty Python episode, the "Piranha Brothers," in which a fearful and trembling thug played by Michael Palin relates how Doug Piranha was the most terrifying gangster he had ever encountered because of the deft manner in which, "he used... sarcasm." And the bitterness, oh, the bitterness! The Fall Collection is the Guernica of bitterness. This volume is without doubt the best (and, sadly, the last; at least to date) Hey, Mister collection. Work-a-day America has never been stripped so completely naked as in these pages.
There's no need to despair: Pete Sickman-Garner has already done it for you! The inherent absurdities of key aspects of the Judeo-Christian tradition, as manifested in popular religious literature, are herein literalized for laughs. Witness the hi-jinx adventures of Satan, God, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a horde of demons at various levels in a very "corporate America" sort of hell, and Teddy Roosevelt (don't ask) as they get in all sorts of mischief with Mister, Mary, Little Tim, a cartoon stand-in for the artist, and a cast of supporting characters composed primarily of working stiffs, misfits and social castoffs. In many respects, Pete Sickman-Garner's Hey, Mister clan are the southern Baptist cousins of Pete Bagge's Bradleys & Co., in their mutual revealing of the copious flies in the ointment of our American Lives, and having plenty of fun doing it. While we are well aware that the humor on display on these pages is not for everyone, we feel that there are laughs here for those that have trouble finding them. Downtrodden, depressed and dejected? Look no further.
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"A drawn tribute to the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime album. 58 artists drew the 45 songs on the double LP - 182 pages of drawn econo."
Originally published in 2014, edited by Warren Craghead and featuring work from:
David Espinosa Alvarez
B. Erin Cole
Geoffrey D. Wessel
Sarah Boyts Yoder
Brief preview HERE.
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