Stickboy (Fantagraphics)

    (Fantagraphics, 1990-1992, 2005)
ô and © Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

Now hereís a unique creature. A foul-mouthed, furious stick figure sounds like the kind of drek that embodies alternative comics when theyíre at their worst: crude material masquerading as mature, and lousy art that mistakenly believes alternative street credit is an excuse for being unable to draw. But Dennis Wordenís The Return of Stickboy is none of those. Itís a funny book that dives into an ontological odyssey with a strange sense of agape cloaked in frustration with human nature. Itís not an autobiographical book, but the inspiration does seem to be Wordenís various misadventures.

This time around, Stickboy and his parallel-universe twin Blockhead try out the homeless existence, while Worden teaches the reader the secrets of zen street existence, and how defeating suffering is the key to a liberated soul. Itís great stuff, highly recommendable.

ó Brendan McGinley

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#1

  10/1/1988
  $2.25
  $24.00
2 copies available from $9.99
B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $2.75
  $2.75
No copies available
2nd printingDennis WordenDennis Worden

#2

 
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#2 (2nd printing)

 
  $2.50
  $10.50
No copies available
B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#3

 
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#4

  11/1/1990
  $2.95
  $9.50
2 copies available from $9.50
Published by Revolutionary; B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#5

  2/1/1992
  $2.50
  $20.00
1 copy available for $17.99
Published by Revolutionary; B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#6

  3/1/1993
  $0.00
  $3.00
No copies available
Published by Starhead Comix; B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#7

  9/1/1995
  $0.00
  $3.00
1 copy available for $194.99
Published by Starhead Comix; B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden

#8

  3/1/2005
  $5.95
  $6.00
No copies available
Published by Opus/Carnal Comics; B&WDennis WordenDennis Worden