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  1. poysntixels

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    - Strongly variable, as there were several other artists and writers back then IMS. There was also a semi-regular mini-story at the back of a lot of them that were set in the bar and often involved Grimjack's pet Bob, a small alcoholic dinosaur.
     
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    Finding myself looking for ... I dunno how to call it... ‘stupid vengeful mean comics’. Something particularly soothing to me during stressful times.

    Just finished the Prison Pit series I had on hold for the last few years. Then got ‘Vague Tales’ from Eric Haven. All great but short reads.

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    I would greatly appreciated any leads to help me find more opus of that ‘genre’. Manga also welcome.
     
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    ^ I think I can help, but I'll start with a couple of folks that you've probably already perused: Mr. Dan Clowes was plenty angry in his early days, and some would call it mean, but I'd say more razor sharp when it came to taking on his targets; and Pete Bagge was less so mean than soothingly bitter. If by some extraordinary series of circumstance you've never stepped in to Eightball and Hate, make haste!

    You might like to look up a fellow named Ivan Brunetti, too. Schizo, collected as Misery Loves Comedy, is dark as fuck, and his collection of gag cartoons, Haw!, might just be the dumbest, meanest book I own.
     
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    I've re read my astro city trades which lead me to having to buy every trade I'm missing. What great story telling. It also feel nice when a collection is complete.
     
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    Off the top of my head i would recommend 'Stray Bullets' by David Lapham and his full length book 'Murder me Dead'. Lapham spends much of his time thinking about the horrible things people do to each other.

    Also, the Vertigo series 'Sandman Mystery Theatre', about a vigilante who goes up against some particularly nasty and perverted scum living in late 1930's New York.

    Also, 'Strange Embrace' by David Hine. Its about a malicious clairvoyant obsessed with a tragically dysfunctional family. Its very dark and really weird, and is a bit of a classic.

    Also 'Torpedo' written by Sanchez Abuli, about a gangster and his gang that positively revels in their nastiness and debauchery.
     
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    I would also like to add, another Vertigo series called 'The Exterminators' which includes mutated cockroaches and a reborn Egyptian pharaoh who worships insects. It reaches some pretty fucked-up heights.

    Also, a dark little gem called 'Night Fisher' by R. Kikuo Johnson. Its about high school kids in Hawaii getting mixed up in some shady shit.

    Also, 'The Doofus Omnibus' by Rick Altergot. About a bunch of creeps, losers, weirdos ...
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Besides Straight Bullets, Daniel Clowes and Peter Bagge , all the titles and authors you mentioned are new or have been overlooked by me.
     
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    Hey @nico000: Another obvious one - Is it a safe bet that you've tried the adventures of Megg, Mogg and Owl on for size? Had to check.

    A wet, drooling +1 to Altergott, @The Moog. Probably my favorite of Clowes' bedfellows. I actually hadn't seen anything new from him since '97 or so, but last year had the great and unexpected one-two punch of discovering that the omni existed (not new, but at least a third of it never before seen by mine eyes) and his triumphant return in Kramers #10. Almost forgot, I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading Raisin Pie - the aughts series he made with his wife, Ariel Bordeaux - as I wasn't hep to it as it was happening. Damn radar was on the fritz again.
     
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    Thanks @toothaction!

    Yeah, I do know of Megg, Mogg and Owl. To me, mean comics are anything in between Werewolf Jones and Cannibal Fuckface. Those are my favorite fuckers characters.

    The Doofus Omnibus is pretty cool indeed. Good bunch of creeps and losers right there.

    On a totally different genre, a book I keep opening at the moment is Bicycle Day, from Brian Blomerth. [​IMG]
     

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