Friday, April 28, 2006

Smelly Ass and Fisty: not a major motion picture anytime soon....

I picked Zero Zero no. 24 for 30p from Forbidden Planet Dublin, (back when it was on Dawson Street mind!). This Summer 1998 copy of Fantagraphics Books’s Zero Zero is the gift that keeps on giving. Kind of like copies of Robert Crumb’s Weirdo (that I got for 50p a piece from a suitcase in the old Grafton Flea market), Zero Zero can be reread over and over and still raise a laugh. The above strip: ‘Smelly Ass & Fisty’ by Ivan Brunetti has to be, for me, one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

It is the above two panels that make it for unrelenting mental imagery: there are few comics you cannot read on a full stomach but this is once of them! Contemplate that imagery. Not a bad recreation of hell for sum purty picturrs.

Hooray for the Internet! Ivan Burnetti is alive and well here, and from the look of some of his current works has not lost the perverse sense of humour that makes the Jimmny swell with pride!


Ernesto said...

I'm a big fan of Brunetti's work.

Anonymous said...

there are also events of hunter avenue of people interested in stones and coming out of their bodies and attacking and coming through to people and controlling them, I know this for a fact but this cannot be proven by any scientific means, also there is a type of witchcraft going on in council houses where sacrifices of small animals may occur, not cats but rodants mice or rats, there are a lot of rats around there amoung the council house due to their dogs.

this is where I myself used to stay,it aint dead well it's pretty much alive and that is not all, the people that stay there usually have some kind of problem or another whither they are junkies prostitutes, schitzos, manic depressives, people with limps, violence, drugs, beatings, alcoholics, old people peeing on bridges, sucicides, nosey people like Mrs p, people like Louise Patton who go out to the pub but forget that they left a pot on the cooker with something cooking, come back drunk then only to find their place full of smoke and the smoke alarm going on like crazy, while another neighbour goes and attends to the situation and everything is under control, people like paranoid cotton who get some one to build an eyesore fence so he gets out of doing the gardening when the council come around to inspect the gardens when passing through. neighbours with mental health problems like that shouldn't get staying in a house like that, it frankly makes their problems worse rather than helping, now that is very much due to the councils belief that the street may help them which it completely does not.
someone should make a picture of this in 2010