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.
“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
It’s official! THAT’S A HORRIBLE THING TO SAY, JOSH LATTA! is a hot new release, well, according to Amazon it is. It’s moving up the comic strip charts with a bullets, suckers.
PEOPLE HATE HIM! FIND OUT WHY….
The titular phrase of this cartoon collection is the selfsame ejaculation of many denizens of social media who happen to scroll past one of the named artists digitized drawings. Possibly you yourself have seen these graphical hijinx and either recoiled in horror or exclaimed in hilarity. And now… for the first time ever, six dozen of these precious little monsters/gems have been collected in one place! That’s right, now you can get your grubby little mitts on a good old-fashioned book and allow grandma the same experience you had without signing her up for FaceSnap or whatever stupid website everyone is on now in the future when you’re reading this.
THAT’S A HORRIBLE THING TO SAY, JOSH LATTA!
Cartoons by Josh Latta
Paperback, 78 pages, 5×8″
Available from Amazon:
or in the US from the publisher:
or in the UK/EUROPE:
Also available with signature and sketch here at LATTALAND!
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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.