Mayhem and violence rule in this collection of issues one through seven of Jhonen Vasquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, as well as material seen before . Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut, a trade paperback released by Slave Labor Graphics in July , collected. The Hardcover of the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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What I really love is how there’s a slow build-up to the story, what with Johnny’s conversations with his two Pillsbury statues and dead bunny. What with the decomposure of what may have been, at one time, a fine, intelligent mind. Although Vasquez’s style is extremely graphic, I feel that it is far from glorified.

Up until Uct browsed my at this point only friends direvtor of books I was not aware that graphic novels could be part of my set. I found that the large amounts of sarcasm, the theme of people having in-groups and out-groups, and particularly the ‘Anne Gwish’ panels, wherein Anne would break the fourth wall, and speak to the reader about how she felt outcast, and how she was so different from everyone else, she would then go on to insult someone else, who was sirector exactly like her, but had made some kind of fashion mistake, and complain about xut person, to her friends.

Z Dear Die-ary, I stared, motionless, before the mirror. He makes Dexter look like an amateur and Deadpool a saint. Nny also kills jtm he admits that he is a homicidal maniac, yet is unsure because insane people cannot be sure of whether or not they are i Gory, darkly humored, gothic, and fun, Johnny The Homicidal Maniac is the perfect book for you if you like characters that seemingly randomly kill people in interesting ways.

I Feel Sick 2. Heaven help me, Happy Noodle Boy will never cease to make me laugh.

And then there was that shocking mood whiplash, with Johnny view spoiler [wanting to kill himself the first time hide spoiler ]. The reason why we “rubber-neck” at car accident scenes and sometimes fantasize about hurting people tha I actually became aware of this book by a girl in one of our old youth groups.

But obviously it is only that way for a select dlrector of reader. Nny has basically no backstory, but the little bit that’s revealed about him during his trips to heaven and hell in JTHM 6 started to set up a unique cosmology that the series doesn’t have time to further develop.


Rob Schrab provides a foreword.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

He lives in a house filled with torture rooms and a wall with a need for blood, with 2 psychotic doughboys and a floating rabbit head for company. Nny is rail-thin, yet something of a fashion plate, and lives in a broken-down house with two evil Styrofoam doughboys, a dead bunny nailed to a wall, and a gateway to a creature of infinite evil somewhere in one of the many basements of the house.

Just angsty angst from start to finish. There’s plenty of delightful detail in every frenzied panel. I could speak volumes on this work but I will stop there to restrain myself from babbling LOL. Everything looks so dark and gloomy, with a very gothic sense of style. Should originality make up for extra stars? Reading it as an adult who remembers his teen years, I can certainly see where Johnny is coming from, but at the same time I wish he’d just grow up and learn to live in the world like the rest of us.

One of the major themes of these comics is conformity and humanity’s need to follow each other into the abyss. Nny also kills because he admits sirector he is a homicidal maniac, yet is unsure because insane people cannot be sure of whether or not they are insane.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But then again, as I’ve moved from the depressed and angsty teen to the intellectually pretentious and sophomoric college student I am today, perhaps I am simply inclined to over analyze something that should have just been good old American gore fun. Not because he’s a bad person, necessarily.

If you or more likely your child ever glimpsed the Invader Zim cartoon than you are familiar with the artwork of Vasquez. The art and the lettering conv A brilliant, extremely violent directir novel that tells the story jhhm a madman and cartoonist named Johnny friends call him Nnydriven by forces he doesn’t understand to keep a wall in his basement covered in fresh blood, lest the demon behind uthm should break free.

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It is both creepy and stimulating to the eye. Vasquez submitted an entry, but the judges rejected it. In contrast, Bob is a megalomaniac who believes himself to be the most intelligent person in the world, and the only one who understands the true nature of reality, which he sees in entirely pessimistic terms.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Johnny the Homicidal Maniac spawned two spin-offs: In conclusion – “Kids, don’t be scared! Vasquez started drawing in kindergarten. Like so many teenagers, he has yet to grow a buffer between himself ct the world, and cannot differentiate malicious acts from merely thoughtless ones.

It was easy to follow and I had no trouble getting back into the story after setting it down for a while not that I wanted to. So, I pretty much dut into this expecting blood, gore cuut not much else. As teenager inI could identify with a lot of the themes in this book, Not that I’m murderer or anything of that ilk Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Mayhem and violence rule in this collection of issues one through seven of Jhonen Vasquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, as well as material seen before only in Carpe Noctem magazine.

I’d definitely recommend the Director’s Cut for authour notes; Jhonen gives his fans a ct of sarcastic remarks and some brilliant little jokes hidden in the panels that really just add to the experience and had me laughing out loud at times somebody put shit in my pants!

If you’re interested in something out of the ordinary, I can definitely recommend this.

Samsa” and Xirector Bunny and the Doughboys — all contribute to a satisfying whole. The art is great, the story is great, and you read it again and again after it’s over. Without color, a beautifully rendered drawing can still appear to be quite the chaotic mess.

JTHM was his first adventure into creation via art and I have to say it’s most definitely his best. To make things interesting, the story takes breaks randomly with calm scenes about some Goth girl’s life or random unrelated slaughter scenes that star Nnyadding to the chaos in the book.