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July 1, 2007

23 Down, 29 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Misery Loves Comedy")

Besides a couple of anthology comics and the logo for Moops Music, I haven't seen much of Ivan Brunetti's work. I had read his Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories last year, and found it invaluable to a budding comics and graphic novel fan.

Misery Loves Comedy collects the first three issues of Brunetti's legendary comic Schizo along with various other published and unpublished works. I was surprised at how dark the comics were, as well as their humor. I laughed out loud at almost every page at the wonderful mix of lowbrow mixed with highbrow humor. Smart, funny, sacrilegious, and often filled with self-loathing, this graphic novel introduced me to one of my favorite new artists.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Rant, by Chuck Palahniuk .


see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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