Para­noid Tales of Neu­ro­sis: The Comi x An­thol­ogy

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Story & Art Joe Deagnon

The early years an­thol­ogy from the left-field mind of hor­ror-lov­ing Canuck cre­ator Joe Deagnon, this is 112 pages of un­der­ground counter-cul­ture and nervy, ex­plo­sive gut laughs. Deagnon is a huge film fan, and his en­thu­si­asm for all things B-movie and hor­ror re­lated shines on through the pages, with guides to how to shoot a slasher film (com­plete with Ja­son and Leather­face cameos), an in­ter­view with an ex­ploita­tion hor­ror di­rec­tor, and Evil Dead ref­er­ences aplenty.

There’s a crooked, foul-mouthed bent to the hu­mour, as scabrous as it is ri­otously funny, with swipes at cor­po­rate men­tal­ity, rock mu­sic, and sex­ual in­ad­e­quacy. “Cor­po­rate Video Ca­pers” packs all these traits into each page, the story strain­ing to con­tain its ideas from rup­tur­ing acidic ab­sur­dity from ev­ery panel. Think Colin B. Mor­ton and Chuck Death’s leg­endary Great

Pop Things crossed with Kevin Smith-style ob­scene slacker chat and you’re about half­way there. Orig­i­nal, dirty, and fun. Read it.

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