“Hanselmann’s work explores addiction, depression and everyday anxiety with precision and subtlety. … Hanselmann’s work is as puerile as it is tragic, tasteless as it is tender. It can also be, like life, very funny.” — The Guardian
“Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam doesn’t talk down to you. It gives you one of the oddest, most powerful reassurances of all: It tells you you’re not alone in your misery.” — Vulture
“ … Simon Hanselmann [is] the author of the cult comic series Megg, Mogg and Owl and a dealer in hard truths.” — The Paris Review
“ … strange, hilarious, and occasionally disturbing,” — The A.V. Club
“Hanselmann has perfected a brand of soul-plumbing stoner humour that makes bottomless despair and emotional trauma somehow side-splitting.” — The Globe and Mail
“[a] … deeply disturbing, hilarious vision of millennial ennui.” — Paste Magazine
“If Portlandia satirizes the dream of the '90s, Simon Hanselmann's Megg and Mogg comics — which follow the drug-addled misadventures of a dissolute witch and her feline familiar/lover — is that decade's puke-green hangover.” — Slate
“ … the comic's combination of cruel, hilarious dialogue, uncomfortable honesty and lurid colors, has won fans worldwide. Its representation of the apathy and ennui of life stuck in the bottom end of society is as pin-point accurate as '90s slacker classics such as Clerks and Generation X.” — i-D
“The gloss of Megg and Mogg is undeniably juvenile, but it all feels deftly counter-balanced by an intelligence and a weird shape of hope that always keeps me rooting for these cartoon human monstrosities.” — Boing Boing
“Hanselmann's painting and layout style has always been striking, but the flow, color, and composition in Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam showcase an outstanding progression from Hanselmann's previous work.” — Portland Mercury
“It's as funny and disturbing as the previous volume, and if you have anything even approaching an offkey sense of humour, you need this in your life.” — Ran$om Note
“Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam, is so propulsive and funny and real-feeling that even the most shocking antics don't evidence a comic writer who's trying too hard. The jokes involve lots of drugs, but they're not stoner jokes. The humor is a combo of dry wit and turnt-up Simpsons chicanery, all tempered with large doses of gloom.” — The Stranger
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Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It’s a laff riot! Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. They need Owl to come and help them save their relationship. But why does he have a suitcase full of glass dildos? And what will they do when they realize that the housesitting Werewolf Jones has turned their apartment into a “f#@k zone”? Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.