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!