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Simon Hanselmann’s previous two Megg & Mogg books — 2014’s Megahex and 2016’s Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam — have both been New York Times bestsellers, and One More Year continues to cement Hanselmann as one of his generation’s defining cartoonists. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible given the stock comic premise — drugged-out, slacker roommates. Depressing, hilarious, and exceedingly human — despite being about a witch, a cat, and an anthropomorphic owl — One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.
"These are simultaneously some of the meanest and most tender comics you will ever read." — Seattle Weekly
"Readers struggling with their own demons will find this anthology chillingly real." — Publishers Weekly
"It’s signature Hanselmann: a tale of friends and their endlessly fucked up antics." — The Fader
"Hanselmann likes to keep us on our toes, snorting at the dick jokes while the crushing futility of his storylines really sinks in." — Eyes on Design
"One More Year is an astoundingly well-crafted and punishingly heartfelt depiction of mental illness and codependence, one that also manages to make you laugh uncomfortably at the horrible decisions made by the characters you’re watching." — Vulture
"In this latest edition we certainly get more of what drew us to Hanselmann's stories in the first place: the exquisite, teeth-clenching art; the barrage of gross-out humor with scattered moments of poignancy and beauty; an oppressive backdrop that captures the soul-crushing pressure of just being alive. But we also get something new." — Under the Radar