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Zonzo

$14.99
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Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà’s first book, the viciously funny Mox Nox, has struck such a nerve on social media that his Facebook page has garnered over 4.5 million fan followers, three-quarters of a million Instagram followers, and a quarter-million Twitter 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. Zonzo continues the tradition with 50 all-new strips of smiling psychopaths (human and anthropomorphic) and (often-literal) side-splitting farce. Cornellà’s humor mixes the absurdist comedy of Michael Kupperman with transgressive, political incorrectness.

Pages:
56
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-985-1
Year:
2017

Press Highlights:

"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

"Zonzo is, in a word, appalling. It's a wonderful reminder that comics art can still be uniquely and creatively obscene." Vulture

"Cornellà's art is easily identifiable, featuring six panels, black humor, and often violent situations. His are the comics where a man shoots himself in the head so that his blood spatter forms a cool mohawk." A.V. Club

"Cornellà's handsomely designed third collection of queasy tableaux overflows with effervescent depravity." — Bookforum

"Cornellà’s wordless one-page comic strips are uncompromising and brutally funny." Broken Frontier

"Cornellà packs some of the most horrible mutations and atrocities imaginable into bright, colorful six-panel narratives in which his preternaturally chipper characters bear the brunt of appalling misfortunes all smiles." Dangerous Minds

"Whether he’s tackling murder, suicide, abortion, neglect, police brutality, greed, racism, homophobia or our obsession with social media, he does it in the best and funniest fu**ing way." CVLT Nation

Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà’s first book, the viciously funny Mox Nox, has struck such a nerve on social media that his Facebook page has garnered over 4.5 million fan followers, three-quarters of a million Instagram followers, and a quarter-million Twitter 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. Zonzo continues the tradition with 50 all-new strips of smiling psychopaths (human and anthropomorphic) and (often-literal) side-splitting farce. Cornellà’s humor mixes the absurdist comedy of Michael Kupperman with transgressive, political incorrectness.

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