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Portajohnny: The Best of Angry Youth Comix: The Early Years (Angry Youth Comix)
by Johnny Ryan
Johnny Ryan is the most acclaimed humor cartoonist to burst on the comics scene since Peter Bagge (who neatly provides an introduction to this volume) redfined the genre with Hate in the late-'80s. His ongoing comics series, Angry Youth Comics, has earned raves from such cultural luminaries as Edward Gorey, Simpsons Producers George Meyer and Dana Gould, comix journalist J ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 17th 2003 by Fantagraphics
(first published May 2003)
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The comics contained in this volume are not for the easily offended or faint of heart. Bodily fluids and obscenities abound, as Loady, Sinus, and a host of other improbably-named characters give us opportunities to laugh at their poor hygiene, poor social skills, poor economic status, and sexual deviance. If you can stomache it, this is some funny stuff. If not, there are plenty of comics that are less tasteless but still funny.
Gloriously puerile and amazingly stupid, Angry Youth Comics is charged with an anarchic spirit. The adventures of simpering nerd Sinus O'Gynus and Loady McGee, a sulking misfit who resembles a grown up and acne-scarred Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes (or perhaps a cousin of Beavis and Butthead), culminate in crescendos of bloody horror as often as punchlines; the humor and horror complement one another quite well. Ryan has a knack for evoking the crushingly mundane as well as spinning weird flights ...more
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