Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fantagraphics Releases ANGRY YOUTH COMIX

Fantagraphics has announced that in May, Take a Joke: Volume 3 of the Collected Angry Youth Comix will be available in stores.

This collection will feature some of the longer humor pieces from Johnny Ryan's Angry Youth Comix and, while it is NOT family friendly, it is funny as shit.

Press Release after the jump....


Take a Joke: Vol. 3 of the Collected Angry Youth Comix
by Johnny Ryan
128-page black & white/color 7" x 10" softcover • $18.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-464-1
Ships in: May 2011 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Johnny Ryan’s transgressive masterpiece Prison Pit has been the talk of altcomics circles since its debut in the summer of 2009. But before Prison Pit, Ryan garnered a considerable following via his one-man humor anthology (which doubled as a one-man War Against Political Correctness), Angry Youth Comix. Take a Jokecollects many of the best stories from this inimitable series as well as many strips created for the wildly-popular Vice magazine, to which Ryan has contributed for years.

Unlike Ryan’s previous collections, which focused on very short stories, Take a Joke spotlights several of the artist’s longest humor pieces to date, notably: “Graveyard Goofs,” in which Ryan’s hapless antiheroes Sinus O’Gynus and Loady McGee exhume the corpse of the recently-deceased Santa Claus as part of a Top Secret experiment, fantasize an orgy with a collection of anthropomorphic condiment bottles (resulting in an unwanted pregnancy), and end up in Hell; “Boobs Pooter’s Jokepocalypse,” starring a coprophiliac version of Godzilla who destroys the world with hilarious jokes and crazy pranks; and “The World’s Funniest Joke,” a 24-page masterpiece that makes The Aristocrats look like a Nora Ephron film.

All this plus Cheesburg Chase, Omletta DuPont, "The Day The New Yorker Came to Town," and a handy index to help you find things like "ass angels," "s'mores crucifix" and "Yeti-tit earmuffs."

REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT.

There's a Flickr Video available here.

There's PDF preview available here.

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