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The Wang: The Big One
     

The Wang: The Big One

by Stan Yan
 
Misadventures of Eugene Wang, graduating college student (he hopes!), and the spectacle of his dysfunctional relationships with his mom, girlfriend, and the very few other people in his lonely life. The Wang can be seen as a story about the spiritual, erotic, and neurotic awakening of Eugene and those around him.

Overview

Misadventures of Eugene Wang, graduating college student (he hopes!), and the spectacle of his dysfunctional relationships with his mom, girlfriend, and the very few other people in his lonely life. The Wang can be seen as a story about the spiritual, erotic, and neurotic awakening of Eugene and those around him.

Editorial Reviews

Wade Busby
"The first four [ashcan] issues are gathered together to make for one complete "wild ride," so to speak... ahem... Anyway, the art's amazing and consistent in it's own emotive, angular, stylistic and friendly way. The writing is sharp. It sneaks up and, well, grabs you in an unexpected manner and makes you go, "eew", on occasion. Chapter one is loser, Eugene Wang, in college, two his his job search, three is mom and "ex" issues and the pyramid scheme... er, job he's in, and four is a cult... er, empowerment group he encounters. What if Charlie Brown grew up? Smart stuff."
The Guide to Self Published Periodicals, 2/2005
Rich Watson
"The art is decent and reminiscent of Jim Mahfood. However, I didn't like the lettering. Even though it's a font, the letters aren't aligned evenly, and it's annoying to look at initially. Still, this is very much worth getting for its engaging mix of smart and silly humor. B+"
Comic World News, Chicks & Romance 10/13/2004
Todd David Schwartz
"FOUR STARS" [out of four] "If you're looking for a highly unique, imaginative, screamingly funny graphic novel intended for mature audiences, get your hands on 'The Wang'!"
CBS Radio 9/2004
Mark Campos
"Stan can draw the big fun stuff, but man-O, is this book marinated in sex. There's Oedipal tension, dildi, a dreamed threat of sodomy, characters with names like Peter Wacker and Dick Handler .. it's a Russ Meyer's "Pilgrim's Progress". There's also some sharp satire of bottom-feeding office life, and a scary brush with a scam-cult; but the ending is unsatisfying, Eugene should overcome but things just tootle to a stop. And while I'm griping, that merry-go-round font used for the lettering makes my eyes sting. As extended dick jokes go, though, this one is pretty funny, and contains a couple of funny surprises. "
Poopsheet, 8/26/2004
Comic Book Galaxy
"A big surprise in the mail recently was Stan Yan's The Wang: The BIG One, available from Squid Works Comics. At once a critique of Amway-like groupthink and a bizarre, stream-of-subconscious sex romp, The Wang provides way more laughs than I was expecting and is definitely worth your ten bucks.... It's dirty as hell, kind of like The Norm on crack and viagra, and the comic momentum sustains all the way through the book."
7/26/2004
Scott Chon
"Even though I know how it ends, I'm pulling for Eugene Wang. I'm also pulling for Stan Yan who didn't let the lack of a publisher stop him from getting his book in print, Diamond's myopic sense of taste force him to stop promoting his book, and will most likely not let my jittery, self-referential review get in the way of his success. "
Arbiter of Good Taste, 8/13/2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975504116
Publisher:
Squid Works Comics
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stan Yan is a Denver-based cartoonist, caricature artist and instructor. Growing up in Denver, Yan, a self-taught artist, went to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he got his bachelor's degree in accounting, where Yan's life took the tragic turn into sales for the securities industry, where he wallowed in ethical poverty on-and-off for thirteen years. Yan takes his frustrations out by penning graphic novels such as The Wang. In 2005, Yan has gave up on financial security and become a full-time freelance cartoonist, illustrating SubCulture for Ape Entertaiment and Action Lab Danger Zone, creating comic strips for the financial and sales industry, drawing zombie caricatures, and picking up odd illustration and teaching jobs when folks are feeling agonizing pity for him. Stan teaches Summer camps, after school programs, workshops, and helped to develop a degree program in graphic storytelling as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Aurora. His recent credits include art and colors for Show Devils (Mother Mind Studios), writing and art for Vincent Price Presents (BlueWater Productions), and art for Alien Abduction (CleverQuickGames). But, he's probably best known for doing zombie and pony caricatures.

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