IVAN BRUNETTI | Ho! The Morally Questionable Cartoons of Ivan Brunetti
Descacharrantes viñetas de humor negrísimo y sin tabúes. Prólogo de Patton Oswalt.
Hoping to further increase his irrelevance to the esteemed world of graphic novels and thus cement his status as former cartoonist, the saturnine Ivan Brunetti (author of the acclaimedMisery Loves Comedyand editor of Yale Presss two essentialAnthologies of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories) has compiledHO!, which collects the vast majority of his morally questionable, aesthetically confused and absolutely gut-busting gag cartoons.
Culled mostly from out-of-print work (Hee!andHaw!) and other anthologies, the contents are discreetly presented in an uninviting, funereal package of unglamorous black and white. Hopefully, this will keep the impressionable, young, and faint-of-heart unintrigued and at a distance, while those who appreciate a touch of the gallows in their humor can enjoy an uncomfortable chuckle or two before the merciless thumb of oblivion grinds us all into less than dust.
HO!further cements Brunettis reputation as the contemporary king of the gag cartoon, a sentiment echoed by noted comedian Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens,Comedians of Comedy) in his introduction.