Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà’s viciously funny Mox Nox comic strips have struck such a nerve on social media that his Facebook page has garnered over one million fan followers. A quick glance indicates why. Each single page strip is a wordless, full-color, hand-painted marvel of the comic strip form. That Cornellà’s visually inviting artwork is in the service of his graphic sense of humor/horror only heightens the appeal. Mox Nox is populated almost exclusively by smiling psychopaths who invariably turn even the most mundane situation into a side-splittling and cringe-inducing farce. Cornellà’s humor mixes the absurdist comedy of Michael Kupperman with the transgressive, political incorrectness of Johnny Ryan. This is Cornellà’s long-awaited first book to be published in the U.S.
“Hilarious and often horrifying. A deeply weird play on the reader’s expectations.” — Mental Floss
“Recognisable but deeply unsetting cartoon strips.” — The Guardian
“If you’re hoping for some comics that are as funny as they are disturbing and bizarre, look no further than the work of Joan Cornellà, whose drawings invoke a lighthearted sensibility and an extremely dark sense of humor.” — Flavorwire
“Cornellà captures a deep seated sense of the human condition. These characters are in pain, confused or at worst malicious, but at their core they are broken, damaged and hurt. This is where the comedy comes from and boy is it hilarious.” — Adventures in Poor Taste
“Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà combines black humor and extreme discomfort, most famously in his wordless, six-panel comics. Cornellà's work deals in mutilation and disfigurement, sadistic or oblivious violence, the alienation of modernity and a total disregard for human life. His book Mox Nox is fantastic.” — Dangerous Minds
“Joan Cornellà has created something undeniably and unsettlingly original in these pages. Few comics will make you feel quite so good about being made to feel quite so uncomfortable as Mox Nox.” — Broken Frontier
“His graphic six-panel strips usually follow a certain routine: something awful occurs, somebody attempts to rectify it, a solution is settled upon, one which all seem to be happy with, but one that leaves things worse than when they started. It's gross and utterly nonsensical, the story-telling so tight, so visually smart.” — Comics & Cola