This diary collection made Joe Matt the antihero he is today.
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 shameless and completely self-absorbed, Joe Matt writes with an exhibitionist’s enthusiasm for his favorite subject, himself.
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 provoke 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.