Take a Joke

Take a Joke

by Johnny Ryan


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Take a Joke by Johnny Ryan

Comics that make South Park look like Teletubbies!
Johnny Ryan’s transgressive masterpiece Prison Pit has been the talk of alt-comics circles for the past year since its debut in the summer of 2009. But before Prison Pit, Ryan garnered a considerable following via his one-man humor anthology (which doubled as a one-man War Against Political Correctness) Angry Youth Comix. Take a Joke collects many of the best stories from this inimitable series as well as many strips created for the wildly-popular Vice magazine, to which Ryan has contributed for years.
Unlike Ryan’s previous collections, which focused on very short stories, Take a Joke spotlights several of the artist’s longest humor pieces to date, notably: “Graveyard Goofs,” in which Ryan’s hapless antiheroes Sinus O’Gynus and Loady McGee exhume the corpse of the recently-deceased Santa Claus as part of a Top Secret experiment, fantasize an orgy with a collection of anthropomorphic condiment bottles (resulting in an unwanted pregnancy), and end up in Hell; “Boobs Pooter’s Jokepocalypse,” starring a coprophiliac version of Godzilla who destroys the world with hilarious jokes and crazy pranks; and “The World’s Funniest Joke,” a 24-page masterpiece that makes The Aristocrats look like a Nora Ephron film.
All this plus Cheeseburger Chase, Omletta DuPont, and “The Day The New Yorker Came to Town”!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606994641
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Series: Angry Youth Comix Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Johnny Ryanwas born in Boston, MA, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

He is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the Nickelodeon TV series Pig
Boat Banana Cricket.

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