Thursday, July 07, 2022

Top ten funny comic books

Luke Healy is a cartoonist, comedian and TV writer from Dublin, Ireland.

His newest book is The Con Artist.

At the Guardian Healy tagged ten "books [that] cross all sorts of genres and styles, from memoirs about dark subjects to essay collections about modern dating, to reviews of Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Warhorse. But the one thing they all have in common is a funny person at their core." One title on the list:
Everything Is Flammable by Gabrielle Bell

One of comics’ best diarists, Bell catalogues the year following a fire that destroyed her mother’s home in rural California. Bell, who lives in New York, makes several trips across the country to help her mother rebuild, while reflecting on her childhood, and their relationship across time. Bell’s inability to connect with other people is the main source of humour here, and the book often juxtaposes her with other misfits as she tries to do her best while battling with anxiety and an absurd world.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue