Unhappy Phriday, Lattaphiles!
Worst Movie: Tie: Interstellar and Boyhood: Cripes, doesn’t anyone pee anymore? If you can’t tell a story in 90 minutes, it ain’t worth telling.
Worst TV Show: Gotham. Huh. I guess you DO need Batman.
Worst Video Game: Simpsons Tapped Out. This game has cost me everything.
Worst Song: ‘All About the Bass’. What a terrible message. I think Americans might try being LESS okay with themselves.
Worst Album: ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’. Way to break my heart, Morrissey. I’m with ya, but this one wasn’t worth the wait.
Worst Music Video: All of them are awful.
Worst Comic Book / Graphic Novel: Uncle Scrooge by Don Rosa Overdrawn and overwrought. Ducks don’t need knuckles or a pretentious timeline.
Worst Blu-ray/DVD Release: Her. We turned this movie off twice. I get embarrassed hearing cooing couples.
Most overrated thing about 2014? That link you posted on my wall that was ‘fuckin’ hilarious.’
Most underrated thing about 2014? Me. My comics. My hair.
Thing that you were most excited about in 2014? Playing with butts.
Thing that disappointed you most in 2014? The futon I bought.
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2015? One year closer to the great hereafter.
Josh Latta is an intergalactically recognized cartoonist, the creator of Rashy Rabbit and the proprietor of Lattaland, the surliest theme park on Earth.
From all of us in Lattaland® to all of you in Jerkwater Town, have a happy 4th Of July…and many more!
Someway, somehow our friend Jared Cullum saw our souls and watercolored the hell out of them. I really love Jared and admire his mastery of caricature. Don’t take my word for it. Check out www.jaredlovestodraw.com.
Wanna hear me talk about tracing paper? I said, DO YOU WANNA HEAR ME TALK ABOUT TRACING PAPER? Of course you do, silly billy.
Well, then, smart guy, check out this ever so delightful interview by Scott Perez Fox with yours truly on The Busy Creator Podcast.
Take it away Scott:
Prescott speaks to Cartoonist & Illustrator Josh Latta, on how he got started in art, his daily workflow and routine, and making a name for himself on the Internet. We also dissect the difference between a cartoonist and an illustrator, and question the use of hand-drawn vs. typeset lettering in comics.
Worst Movies: Man Of Steel. Remember when superhero movies used to be in color? After a few hours of this downer I wished I was the one with the snapped neck.
Worst TV Shows: Orange Is The New Black. OITNB is just the updated ‘Facts Of Life.’ It sucked then and it sucks now. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it has lesbian sex in it, but so does porn.
Worst Books (non-fiction): An Autobiography by Morrissey. I was saddened to read about Moz’s longtime companion, Jake. I thought what we had was special.
Worst Video Game: Don’t get me started on video games.
Worst Songs: It’s Hard Out Here by Lilly Allen. It may be hard out here for a bitch, but it’s REALLY hard out here for those of us without celebrity parents and a million dollar video criticizing the rap culture of excess.
Worst Albums: Yeesus by Kanye West. I can’t wait for it to be okay for us white people to stop pretending like we like this record.
Worst Comic Books / Graphic Novels: March: Book One by John Lewis. What? we got congressmen writing comics now, too? Jeez. Is there any gimmick TOO low for this industry?
HoHoHo, Boys & Ghouls!You know what that unnerving, bone-chilling laughter means, it means that it’s the most SANTAnic time of the year! It’s Cursedmas, I mean, Christmas.
Anyway, you freaks better not be pouting and I’m telling you why, 9sense is coming to town, and by town I mean your stupid ear holes!
Pour yourself a glass of holiday jeer with Reverend Kevin I Slaughter, Michaelanthony Mitchell, Jeremiah Crow, Josh Latta, Erin Cassavaugh, Darren Deicide, Jessie, and Aden Ardennes . Join your Christmas fiends One Hell of a Christmas, Jeremiah Crow’s Insufferable One Man Show and Sermo III for unholy caroling.
Remember kids, SANTA loves you.
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.
We, here, in the magical land of Latta, want to remind you to never forget. Wait, how could you forget? You have to take off our smelly shoes in the airport, You have cameras on every corner and toilet seat, and, of course, a wacky war that is gonna rage on for 100 years. It’s a little hard to forget 9/11. Bald Eagles are STILL boo-hooing when they see the flag.
Anyway, from your friends in Lattaland, have a happ-happy 9/11 and a merry New Year.
I gotta admit, dear readers. I really love Captain America. No one has a better costume.
This commission was brought to you by my new friend, Erica. She wanted a small boy version of the unfrozen hero for the new arrival. Excelsior!
Hey Lattaphiles! Underworld Amusements Variety Hour is back with a live audio performance of the southern gothic masterpiece Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”.
Ida Slaughter performs the role of busybody Mrs. Hopewell.
Kevin I. Slaughter is the narrator and mastermind of this project.
I’m pretty much playing myself in the role of the Bible Salesman, Manly Pointer (entendre implied, natch.)
It’s a great story and it was a hell of a lot of fun to do.