Cartoonist Joe Matt's porn problem follows him to Los Angeles


#1

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#2

Uh, what?


#3

Joe Matt, speaking truth to power about the Porn-Industrial Complex.


#4

The sun was in his eyes.


#5

Well, I like the Tom Gauld cover…

And I guess it’s a step up from that Dennis Eichhorn stuff.


#6

Christ, what a narcissist.

Surely there’s something more enticing in that massive volume.


#7

Do you consider all journal comics narcissistic?


#8

No, because few that I’ve read portray the central characters as this wrapped up in their own icky worlds. I will admit that the heightened ickiness of this character’s self-involvement makes this selection from the volume that’s being advertised less enticing.


#9

Barely distinguishable from Eichhorn, methinks. Though if it was Eichhorn, there would probably be more genitalia.


#10

Matt. dude. Embrace your inner prevert.


#11

I’d say he sees it as a porn solution.


#12

Haha, I love it! Joe Matt’s “Peepshow” is a classic 90s comic, up there with Hate, Eightball, and Jimmy Corrigan. If you aren’t already familiar with Matt’s work, this little snippet won’t make much sense, or you’ll think Matt is a total narcissistic douchebag. Which is he! It’s good (or terrible, depending on your point of view) that Joe hasn’t changed a bit.

Just check out Peepshow (Drawn & Quarterly) before you judge this strip.


#13

Many of my favorite books, shows, and comics were written by or are about narcissists/sociopaths/borderline-personality types: Bukowski, Joe Matt, Crumb, the Parker series, Walter White, Tony Soprano, etc. I don’t know why that is, maybe I don’t want to know why!


#14

Interesting you should say that! Since, that is, I’m currently reading a book on, basically, that very question . . . Quite short, and I do already recommend it:


#15

Wow! Would you like to review it for Boing Boing?


#16

Hmm, maybe! Is it okay to do it as Millie Fink?


#17

The tension in this comic is palpable, I can’t wait to see how he solves this dilemma.


#18

Probably by keeping the sun in his eyes.


#19

It is an interesting question. Personally, I’ve always hated sociopaths. I have never seen The Godfather, wouldn’t be caught dead watching The Sopranos and as a kid wondered why society put up with the Hell’s Angels. I think I’m the odd one out here. By “here” I mean this planet.


#20

I think you might need to read some books and comics written by women, Mark.

What with your daughters and all ?