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Title:
Megahex
Author:
Hanselmann, Simon, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, [2014]

©2014.
Physical Description:
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other" --
General Note:
"Complete seasons 1-3 book set." ; "TW strong coarse language, drug use, rimming, depression, mental & physical abuse." ; Comedy/Drama" -- page [1] of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781606997437
Format :
Book

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Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmannâe(tm)s GirlMountain tumblr. This is the first collection of Hanselmannâe(tm)s work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the âeoeclassicâe Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. The cast of this webcomic, now lovingly anthologized, is made up of those acquaintances from high school who never moved away-the ones you hope you don't run into at the 7-Eleven when you go home for Thanksgiving. Or the freshman year college roommate for whom the phrase "wake and bake"¿ is more than a silly rhyme, it's a lifestyle choice. There are a few differences, of course-namely, the fact that the trio at the heart of these episodes are a witch, a black cat, and an anthropomorphic owl. They get high, sleep in, fool around with one another, and generally do terrible things to themselves and others. As the stories unfold like a stoner fantasy version of a sitcom, the trio flail and struggle with depression and begin to grow all too human. In his debut graphic novel, Tasmanian Hanselmann draws gridlike pages filled with simple flat shapes, given emphasis by a dulled palette of watercolors. The story is depressing as often as it is funny, a cautionary tale that's at its best when Hanselmann spreads his writing wings, extending beyond a gag strip into an honest exploration of his deeply flawed leads. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.