THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY
Ted RALL & Pablo CALLEJO
Here’s a new turn for the controversial cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall. Not only is this autobiographical but he has paired up with the acclaimed artist of Bluesman and The Castaways for fully painted art.
It’s the eighties and Ted is in college in New York City and slipping. His pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him kicked out of school. Unable to find a job, rejected by his parents, he’s on the verge of suicide. Instead he finds comfort in the arms of many women he meets casually and puts up a front for. Hey, better than being homeless and begging, but then… is it? It may sound like an ideal grift but the toll is much higher than one may imagine.
Between acidly funny and disturbingly real, Rall, a cartoonist whose work has alienated half the world, pours out his guts on a hard turning point in his life. Callejo adopts a new fully painted color style for this work, showing his versatility.
6×9, 128pp., full color, clothbound: $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-565-8
WHAT ALLISON BECHDEL SAYS OF IT:
“Ted Rall is fearless. In The Year of Loving Dangerously, he turns his formidable journalistic skills on a very rich subject–himself. The memoir is not just a revealing and entertaining account of Rall’s
misspent youth, but a gritty, alternative take on Manhattan in the boom years of the eighties.”
See Rall’s blog and bio.
Also, this month, you gotta check this out, this guy’s unbelievable:
NBM launches a stunning new talent whose art is a hilariously grotesque cross between Ralph Steadman, Basil Wolverton and Chester Gould’s bad guys in a resolutely lowbrow sendup of blaxpoitation films. When a crime boss’ daughter turns up missing, who’s he gonna call? Boss Karate Black Guy Jones, that’s who, chump!! The two-fisted, karate chopping, crime solving machine is kicking ass and taking names from the gutters of Baltimore all the way to the streets of Rome. No dog’s too big for this cat to take down! Mimes, clowns, drunks, pizza, donkeys, pornography, gambling! Vatican Hustle has it all!
6×9, 132pp., B&W trade pb.: $11.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-571-9
See a lot more about this on Houston’s blog including his bio.
Finally, EUROTICA presents the latest by the best-selling NOE (Convent of Hell, Piano Tuner):
Aldana is the luscious curvy maid to a very horny guy and she is incessantly horny for him. Will she ever get him to do her? He does just about every other girl and she’s just going insane seeing it all.
81/2 x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb.: $11.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-575-7
See more about it. (click on the Coming in October banner on the main Eurotica page).