It is with a heavy heart and an irritable bowel that I put down cartoonist Josh Latta’s new collection, THAT’S A HORRIBLE THING TO SAY, JOSH LATTA! It is bad enough that he name-checks himself in the very title of his book, but that he then goes forth to fill it with pages of his fecal smears and life-denying humor is the height of hilarity. He is the master of the gag in gag cartoon, a figure of such universal hatred that he must be doing something right. I laughed out loud throughout and that made me think: do I have a mental disorder? My conditional is terminal and yours can be, too, if you’re unfortunate enough to read this small, disturbing volume.
Listen to a hard-hitting interview with Erin and me waxing on about SATAN SATAN SATAN!
But seriously, folks. This was a funny show. We had a good time.
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Keep the pictures coming, everybody. Like The cramps once sang, ‘You got Goo-ood taste!
“Each comic has the sting of a dirty joke whispered into your ear from your boozehound uncle at a St. Patrick’s Day party. Sure, it seems offensive but they’re just tasteless enough to induce groans and gasps rather than pure gorge-rising bile explosions from less sensitive artists. Latta’s shocks are quick and guilt-free. Nothing is safe. But the horror passes and fades. And perhaps that’s why each cartoon is superimposed on a cocktail napkin. – there is a keen awareness that each comic is only a sweaty hi-ball glass away from being wrapped around a used cherry stem and tossed into the trash after last call.”
Check out this shockingly spot-on playlist Erik picked for “That’s a horrible thing to say, Josh Latta!” He gets it. All my favorites are there. Give it a listen, Lattaphiles.
Ep 84 – Offend in Every Way
Another satisfied reader!
Thanks, Lattaphiles. Keep ’em coming!
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