Acclaimed graphic novelist and master of modern horror Josh Simmons (Black River) returns with a harrowing and genre-bending collection of short stories. Simmons’s disturbing and often provocative stories work as straight examples of the form as well as blackly humorous, satirical riffs on a genre. Simmons has an uncompromising commitment to exploring the intersection of abomination and hilarity, and Flayed Corpse and Other Stories contains more than two dozen of examples of his deft voice and vision.
The individual stories in Flayed Corpse stand on their own as minimasterpieces, but collectively complement each other in a way that only heightens the anxiety and dread pouring from page to page. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists, including James Romberger, Anders Nilsen, Tara Booth, Eroyn Franklin, Tom Van Deusen, and Eric Reynolds, amongst others.
"Like Jorge Luis Borges or David Lynch, Simmons recognizes horror in the unexplained and inexplicable, inviting readers to see significance in even the most irrational or repulsive material." — Publishers Weekly