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Megahex

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Fantagraphics exclusive: Get Minihexa collection of rare, controversial and previously unpublished work packaged in a full-color mini comic. Free with purchase of Megahex orMegg & Mogg in Amsterdam.

Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann's Girl Mountain Tumblr. This is the first collection of Hanselmann's work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the "classic" Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.

"It's the range of these characters' emotional register, and the beauty of Hanselmann's renderings of same, that make his work sting and stick. Watching these themes emerge from a funny-animal gag strip with weed jokes is a bit like seeing the Locas saga spring forth from the brow of Jaime Hernandez's old sci-fi stuff." – Sean T. Collins

"These are some of the best comics being made in the world right now, I really think so." – James Kochalka

"Hanselmann's team of bitchy fuckups possesses such a well-unbalanced chemistry of neurosis, aggression and nonchalance you just can't turn away. “ – Edie Fake

"One of my favorite cartoonists in the world right now" – Dylan Horrocks

Pages:
212
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
6" x 8.75"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-743-7
Year:
2014
  • Indie Comic Corner: Megahex Review – AiPT!
    “This is an incredibly rewarding read that deals with very adult issues most 20 somethings can relate to. Watching these characters busy themselves when their lives are so meaningless reminds us how incredibly entertaining life can be without frill or froth." –David Brooke
  • Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes – Megahex
    "It’s the cruelest kind of laugh-out-loud funny…there’s really no one to root for, but it builds a world of hilarious, odd, and sometimes downright mean moments that makes these characters feel real enough to be wholly entertaining." –Gene Ambaum
  • The 10 Best Comic Reprints of 2014 :: Books :: Features :: Paste
    "There may be an abundance of stoner comedies, but very few stoner tragedies exist; Hanselmann’s subtle approach makes Megahex both at the same time, and reliably interesting even to those who have long since left extended adolescence behind." –Hillary Brown
  • Our Top 11 Comics of 2014
    “Simon has been toiling away in some Australian ghetto for what must have been eons honing his funny bone to a fine point. He's finally unleashed his full comics potency with this great collection of his online comics and it's melted everyone's faces off with how good it is… Every page is a laugh and a half and pretty to look at.” – Nick Gazin on Simon Hanselmann's Megahex
 

Fantagraphics exclusive: Get Minihexa collection of rare, controversial and previously unpublished work packaged in a full-color mini comic. Free with purchase of Megahex orMegg & Mogg in Amsterdam.

Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann's Girl Mountain Tumblr. This is the first collection of Hanselmann's work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the "classic" Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.

"It's the range of these characters' emotional register, and the beauty of Hanselmann's renderings of same, that make his work sting and stick. Watching these themes emerge from a funny-animal gag strip with weed jokes is a bit like seeing the Locas saga spring forth from the brow of Jaime Hernandez's old sci-fi stuff." – Sean T. Collins

"These are some of the best comics being made in the world right now, I really think so." – James Kochalka

"Hanselmann's team of bitchy fuckups possesses such a well-unbalanced chemistry of neurosis, aggression and nonchalance you just can't turn away. “ – Edie Fake

"One of my favorite cartoonists in the world right now" – Dylan Horrocks

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