Fantagraphics exclusive: Get Minihex, a collection of rare, controversial and previously unpublished work packaged in a full-color mini comic. Free with purchase of Megahex or Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam.
Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It’s a laff riot! Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. They need Owl to come and help them save their relationship. But why does he have a suitcase full of glass dildos? And what will they do when they realize that the housesitting Werewolf Jones has turned their apartment into a “f#@k zone”? Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam collects all of Simon Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises that will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex.
“Hanselmann’s work explores addiction, depression and everyday anxiety with precision and subtlety. … Hanselmann’s work is as puerile as it is tragic, tasteless as it is tender. It can also be, like life, very funny.” — The Guardian
“[Hanselmann’s work] 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
“Readers struggling with their own demons will find [Hanselmann’s work] chillingly real.” — Publishers Weekly
“These are simultaneously some of the meanest and most tender comics you will ever read.” — Seattle Weekly
“ … strange, hilarious, and occasionally disturbing,” — The A.V. Club
“Hanselmann has perfected a brand of soul-plumbing stoner humour that makes bottomless despair and emotional trauma somehow side-splitting.” — The Globe and Mail
"A deeply disturbing, hilarious vision of millennial ennui." — Paste Magazine