On sale date: April 5, 2015
Johnny Ryan is the "Louis C.K. of funny books," and this is an omnibus of all fourteen issues of his taboo-busting, career-defining series Angry Youth Comics—the stories, the covers, and even the letters pages.
For the first time, all fourteen issues of Johnny Ryan’s career-defining comic book series Angry Youth Comics (2000–2008) are collected in one place: all the comics, the covers, and even the contentious letters pages, in one toilet-ready brick. Johnny Ryan’s utterly unpretentious, taboo-tackling is an infectious and hilarious bombardment of political incorrectness, taking full advantage of the medium’s absurdist potential for maximum laughs. In an age when the medium is growing up and aspiring to more mature and hoity-toity literary heights, Ryan builds on the visceral tradition that cartooning has had on our collective funny bone for over a century.
“One of the funniest gags of this collection of Johnny Ryan’s Angry Youth Comix is that it even exists. ... He’s such an accomplished cartoonist that he can, and does, get away with pretty much anything. ... Expertly, beautifully drawn ugliness ... it’s offensi-riffic.” — J. Caleb Mozzocco - Las Vegas Weekly
“Fantagraphics made me pay full price for this book, those cheapskate motherf***ers. Anyway, this book collects all the great issues of Angry Youth Comics, from its hilarious first issue where Loady McGee creates a whorehouse of humanimals to the dark final issue where Boobs Pooter thoroughly ruins one man's life. All the memorable funny and hilarious and deeply upsetting stories like Hipler, Comic Book School, Blecky, Gags, and the Whorehouse of Dr. Moreau are bound up like a fancy man's book, and it only cost me $50.” — Nick Gazin - Vice
- Black and white with some color
- 7.7" × 11"