Rashy Rabbit is a weed smokin’, rump humpin’, raunchy rabbit who proves how a work can showcase its influences without getting mired in mimicry. Latta creates a book which, upon first inspection, looks like an old Scholastic reader: The anthropomorphic character on the cover, the high-gloss cardboard stock, and the color scheme all seem like a comic I read in the fourth grade…except written by John Waters or R. Crumb. The interior panels showcase the same integrity and detail as Sergio Aragones’ Groo and the content is laugh out loud funny. Both stories in this volume have a sense of charm that make it easy to forgive Rashy for causing so much crap.
I strongly advise opening Lattaland.com (in second window so you can continue to listen here), and ordering some of Josh’s work. When he isn’t writing comics and making Hanna-Barbera mash-ups, he does custom avatars which’ll set you apart from the masses and show the world how cool you want them to see you.
This month, I give you the soundtrack – dangerous, kooky, loving, and sincere…just like Rashy Rabbit.
Editor’s Correction: Photo of the author courtesy of Erin D. Cassavaugh
Episode 30 – Josh Latta’s Rashy Rabbit
Skin You Alive – Midnight Woolf
For Cryin’ Out Loud – Bunny Sigler
Fine As Wine – Willie Kendrick
Baby Baby (LP Version) – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Buzzsaw Twist – the gee cees
Buzz Buzz Buzz – Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers
Der Fuehrer’s Face – Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Shake Shake Shake (Bonus Track) – White Denim
Here It Comes – Brian Jonestown Massacre
This Charming Man – The Smiths
This Thing Called Love – Esquerita
I’ve Been Loving You – Cindy Scott
How Deep Is The Ocean – Lonnie Johnson
Hush-Hush – Jimmy Reed
Bottom Of The Sea – Billy Childish & Dan Melchior
The Mollusk – Ween
Devil Behind That Bush – The Cramps
Jump in the Line – Harry Belefonte
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
It’s Him! – White Denim
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