These comics are NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, please bear that in mind, I am talking about R. Crumb inspired twisted insanity. Like:
Grimmer Tales by Eric Bergstrom - These are very funny riffs on nursery rhymes, things do not go as planned!
Weathercraft by Jim Woodring- This book just gave me the creeps, I was amazed, confused, grossed out and yet completely riveted.
Black Hole by Charles Burns- When I finished this graphic novel I put the book in the freezer so that I would be able to sleep... Then I had to make sure it was still in the freezer when I awoke in the middle of the night. The illustrations are so stylized and interesting, the subject matter so, so, so very disturbing.
Chance in Hell by Gilbert Hernandez - written by one of the famous Hernandez brothers of Love and Rockets fame this story follows the life of a little girl who really never had a chance in - well why don't you read it and see for yourself?
Mister O by Lewis Trondheim - Now this book is actually a part of our children's collection but you read Mister O's misadventures and tell me they don't reach out to an older audience.
Do you have any favorite twisted comics, I know there are some out there that I have yet to discover, so please let me know!
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