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The Poor Bastard (PB)

Joe Matt

(168p, B/W, PB)

This sensitive memoir chronicles a young man's quixotic search for fulfillment in a world of painful struggles and beautiful ideals...
Wait a sec! The cover says this is a book by Joe Matt!
Watch as he alienates lovers and friends in a shamelessly candid and hilarious story about his ruthless quest for a woman who understands him and meets his ridiculous standards.

"Joe Matt reveals personal details of his life with the unabashedness, and the timing of a stand-up comedian." --Globe & Mail

ISBN: 9781896597447

$16.95 US / $16.95 CDN

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Peepshow #06

Joe Matt

He's been waiting his whole life for this: our story ends with a hilarious "menage a trois" scene. 24 pages. First printing. Publication date: April 1994.

ISBN: 9781894937481

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Peepshow #05

Joe Matt

Mary turns down Joe's advances, clearly unable to appreciate his renowned romantic personality. Her loss. Mature Readers.

ISBN: 9781894937474

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Peepshow #01

Joe Matt

Peepshow is a forum for Joe Matt's neurotic, compelling, and utterlyshameless account of some of some of the most personal details of his life. From the gradual disintegration of his earlier relationship to, more
recently, his detailed examination of his obsession with pornography, Matt paints a rather unflattering portrait of himself in this long running autobiographical comic book series, leaving almost no aspect of his life untouched. Mature readers.

ISBN: 9781894937443

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Peepshow #13

Joe Matt

Another brutally funny issue by Rolling Stone's designated Hot Cartoonist! Joe joins fellow cartoonists Seth and Chester Brown in a diner for a full 32-page discussion of pornography, relationships, and Gasoline Alley. What more can you ask for? (February 2002, 32pages, 2 colour)

ISBN: 9781894937511

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Peepshow #12

Joe Matt

Joe Matt holes himself in his room for an entire 24 pages (just how long is that in "real time"?) watching, over and over again, an endless litany of porn videos. At times humorous and without a doubt controversial, this issue explores the darker side of an obsession with no end. 24 pages; two colors (red and black) on tinted paper. Publication date: April 2000

ISBN: 9781894937504

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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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Peepshow #04

Joe Matt

Joe cranks up the charm in this issue as his love interests broadens to include three women. 24 pages. First printing. Publication date: April 1993. Mature readers.

ISBN: 9781894937467

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The Poor Bastard (HC Limited Edition)

Joe Matt

This sensitive memoir chronicles a young man's quixotic search for fulfillment in a world of painful struggles and beautiful ideals...

Wait a sec! The cover says this is a book by Joe Matt!

Watch as he alienates lovers and friends in a shamelessly candid and hilarious story about his ruthless quest for a woman who understands him and meets his ridiculous standards.


Signed and Numbered edition of 400.
Collects Peepshow issues #1-6.

"Joe Matt reveals personal details of his life with the unabashedness, and the timing of a stand-up comedian." --Globe & Mail


ISBN: 9781896597676

$39.95 US / $39.95 CDN

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Peepshow #14

Joe Matt

After a nearly 5 year absence from comics, Joe Matt returns with his funniest, and possibly best issue of Peepshow yet. This issue is the conclusion of a four issue story arc that documents Joe's obsessive "editing" of porn videos. Days go by where Joe never leaves his room, so that all of his quality time can be spent creating just the right scenes, where all the guys' faces have been deleted from the final cut to make one
"flawlessly edited" compilation. This is Joe Matt at his lowest ebb, a harrowing and yet still darkly funny portrait of an artist as misanthropic porn fiend.

ISBN: 9781894937696

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Peepshow: The Cartoon Diary of Joe Matt (PB)

Joe Matt

The first incarnation of Peepshow was these one-page strips in which Joe shows off virtuosity for shocking self-revelation. He is an immature, womanizing, cowardly, cheap, porn freak. He also has crack comic timing and a remarkable gift for (self) caricature.

The books of Joe Matt provokes this type of confession from guys over beer: Oh my god, he's just like me. I think those things but I never say them because my girlfriend would leave me.

This diary collection made Joe Matt the antihero he is today.

ISBN: 9781896597270

$14.95 US / $14.95 CDN

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Peepshow #11

Joe Matt

Joe hits his stride with this new issue and storyline, turning in his best work to date: a clear, simplified drawing style complimented by a second color and a well-structured, hilarious story characterized by his excellent ear for dialogue. Now, if only we didn't have to wait 18 months for each new issue, we'd be all set! 24 pages, two color printing on tinted paper. First printing. Publication date: June 1998.

ISBN: 9781894937498

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Peepshow #02

Joe Matt

Joe's girlfriend dumps him at last, this time for good. Say it ain't so, Joe! 24 pages. First printing. Publication date: May 1992. Mature readers.

ISBN: 9781894937450

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Fair Weather (PB)

Joe Matt

For over ten years Joe Matt has been notorious in cult circles for the embarrassing frankness with which he reveals his distressing habits and predilections. Utterly unabashed and completely self-absorbed, Joe Matt writes with an exhibitionist�s enthusiasm for his favorite subject, himself.

In his graphic novel, Fair Weather, Joe examines his 1970s suburban childhood. In a surprisingly tasteful and thoughtful memoir young Joe Matt is a selfish child who steals from stores, takes advantage of his friends, threatens to burn his mother�s house down, teases those weaker than himself, and reveals himself to be a fairly normal child. Completely unsentimental and strangely kind of endearing, Fair Weather continues the American tradition of hilarious self-exhibitionism.

Collected from Peepshow issues #7-10.

ISBN: 9781896597744

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Fair Weather (HC)

Joe Matt

(128p, B/W 6x9)For over ten years Joe Matt has been notorious in cult circles for the embarrassing frankness with which he reveals his distressing personality and lifestyle. Utterly shameless and completely self-absorbed, Joe Matt writes with an exhibitionist�s enthusiasm for his favorite subject, himself.

In his new graphic novel, Fair Weather, Joe examines his 1970s suburban childhood. In a surprisingly tasteful and thoughtful memoir young Joe Matt is a selfish child who steals from stores, takes advantage of his friends, threatens to burn his mother�s house down, teases those weaker than himself, and reveals himself to be a fairly normal child. Completely unsentimental and strangely kind of endearing, Fair Weather continues the American tradition of hilarious self-exhibitionism.


ISBN: 9781896597560

$26.95 US / $26.95 CDN

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