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Spent

Joe Matt

"I dug SPENT; it's funny, poignant, and solidly constructed." --Harvey Pekar


Meet the original antihero Joe Matt: a master of a domain that includes over twenty-three self-edited eight-hour-long videotapes of bootlegged pornography; a penny-pincher who never fails to make a dime off his friends; a chronic masturbator who doesn't understand why he never has a girlfriend; an obsessive collector frantically searching for the toys of his childhood; a callous son who throws out every gift his mother gives him; a man so lazy that he urinates in a bottle rather than walk to the bathroom. Everyone and everything is fodder for Matt's autobiographical comics, and his biggest target for ridicule is himself. SPENT collects the story originally serialized in issues #11 - 14 of his infamous comic book series, Peepshow.

120 pages, hardcover


Praise for Peepshow:

"Dark, self-loathing, porn-addicted and parodic..." --Charles McGrath, New York Times Magazine

"It's not uncommon now for readers of literature to admire... Joe Matt with a partisan vigor formerly reserved for renegades like Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan." --Rick Moody, New York Times Book Review

"[Joe Matt] chronicles his life in hilarious, unsparing detail." --Rolling Stone

"Matt's work is a Woody Allenesque portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-pathetic-bundle-of-neuroses" --Globe & Mail

ISBN: 9781897299111

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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