Ivan Brunetti's comic art
February 16, 2002 4:23 AM   Subscribe

Ivan Brunetti's comic art hovers somewhere around odd meets crazy meets satire. I really got a kick out of Music Brings Us Together.
posted by skallas (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Heh. If there isn't already a band named "Walrus Belch", I'm gonna form one.
posted by RavinDave at 4:38 AM on February 16, 2002

The Chris Ware piece was pretty cool.
posted by sharksandwich at 8:26 AM on February 16, 2002

His book Haw! is the sickest, funniest thing I've read in a long time. Not at all for the easily offended, but if you fall outside of that parameter, you won't laugh so hard for the rest of the year.

And if you like Brunetti's nastier, Haw!, type material, check out Kaz's Underworld strips.
posted by videodrome at 8:40 AM on February 16, 2002

Oh, forgot. Ivan's also got some strips archived alongside other good material at Highwater Books.
posted by videodrome at 8:47 AM on February 16, 2002

"I dreamt that I knife-fucked you last night."
posted by ColdChef at 10:14 AM on February 16, 2002

Thanks Skallas, good link. I thinj the Nancy comics he drew are the strangest of all.
posted by Hildago at 11:49 AM on February 16, 2002

Yeah, this stuff is cool in that everyone-is-saying-it's-funny-so-it-must-be-funny-but-it-really-isn't sort of way.
posted by ookamaka at 5:41 PM on February 16, 2002

posted by ColdChef at 6:44 PM on February 16, 2002

Gee sorry ookamaka, I thought it was funny. Just because you don't like doesn't mean I'm in some special state of denial.
posted by skallas at 6:45 PM on February 16, 2002

I like them. Visually, his style is very reminiscent of Terry Colon.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 7:31 PM on February 16, 2002

Don't get me wrong, I like his visual style. But I read through his comic samples and for every one, they verged on being funny, but just weren't. The sarcasm wasn't terribly edgy nor witty. The quips toward drugs and slang is done horribly, in a manner suggesting that the artist has very little grasp of what he's trying to mock. And if you're gonna make fun of ravers, do it well. I tend to take knocks against raving personally, but I can laugh when it's funny. These aren't. These are vying with Chick Tracks for level of appeal, in my oh-so-humble opinion.
posted by ookamaka at 7:43 PM on February 16, 2002

So what you're saying is, it's personal.

Objectivity out the window, eh?

posted by videodrome at 10:20 PM on February 16, 2002

I am also getting a kick out of Music Brings Us Together.
I have said and done every one of those at some point.
posted by dong_resin at 11:34 PM on February 16, 2002

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