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Johnny Ryan's XXX Scumbag Party

Johnny Ryan's XXX Scumbag Party

by Johnny Ryan
     
 

Collecting issues 6-10 of Angry Youth Comix and other surprises, starring Boobs Pooter, Loady McGee, Sinus O'Gynus, Baby Johnson, and Blecky Yuckerella. Plus over 100 hilariously offensive gag cartoons!
Johnny Ryan is the one-man MAD magazine behind the quarterly comic-book series, Angry Youth Comix. He has made a name (Rolling Stone called him 2005's "Hot

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Collecting issues 6-10 of Angry Youth Comix and other surprises, starring Boobs Pooter, Loady McGee, Sinus O'Gynus, Baby Johnson, and Blecky Yuckerella. Plus over 100 hilariously offensive gag cartoons!
Johnny Ryan is the one-man MAD magazine behind the quarterly comic-book series, Angry Youth Comix. He has made a name (Rolling Stone called him 2005's "Hot Cartoonist," based on much of the work from this collection) and built a cult audience with his audacious sense of humor, mixing absurdist slapstick, social parody, and a compulsion for the profane that borders on the Promethean in its rejection of self-censorship (the very title of this book may give some indication). Collecting issues six through ten of Angry Youth Comix as well as many other surprises, Johnny Ryan's XXX Scumbag Party features such signature Ryan characters as Boobs Pooter, Loady McGee, Sinus O'Gynus, Baby Johnson, and Blecky Yuckerella, as well as over 100 hilariously offensive gag cartoons peppered throughout the book.

Editorial Reviews

Brian Heater - The Daily Cross Hatch
“When it comes to trawling the depths of the human experience for comedic fodder, Ryan is one of history’s great geniuses.”
Sean T. Collins - Wizard Magazine
“It's not for the easily offended—oh good God no—but it's the funniest 19 bucks you'll spend all year.”
Publishers Weekly

Complaining that Ryan's comics are grossly offensive, stupid and juvenile is like complaining that water is wet: that's the entire point. The raison d'être of Ryan's work is pushing beyond the limits of tasteless humor into pure gross-out overload; the joke isn't the punch line itself, but how horrible the punch line is. This collection mostly compiles short stories from his Angry Youth Comics series, featuring recurring characters Boobs Pooter, Blecky Yuckerella, Loady McGee and Sinus O'Gynus, as well as his single-panel gag cartoons. (Sample caption: "Whoa! Check out the size of the tits on that concentration camp!" Actually, most of Ryan's jokes are unrepeatable in this magazine.) Ryan's sense of outrageousness is as tediously limited as a sixth-grader's; his repertoire is almost entirely excretory and/or sexual, with the odd decapitation or racist gag thrown in for variety. Occasionally, there's a flash of actual wittiness, like his brief, scatological "condensations" of Charles Burns's Black Holeand Craig Thompson's Blankets. Mostly, though, it's poop jokes, drawn in a flat bigfoot style that recalls old Playboycartoonists without their élan or whimsy. A page or two of Ryan, if you're in exactly the right mood, can be nasty fun. An entire book's worth is just about unbearable. (Sept.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560978671
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Johnny Ryanwas born in Boston, MA, and lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife and his daughter. Currently, he is co-creating the forthcoming Pig Goat Banana Cricket series for Nickelodeon. In addition to his creator-owned comics series, he's contributed toVice, Mad, and LA Weekly, among other clients.

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