Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo TP
Writers: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, Dave McElfatrick
Art: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, Dave McElfatrick
Cover: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, Dave McElfatrick
Publisher: BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
WHY WE LOVE IT: One of the most popular and successful webcomics, like, ever, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has consistently offered up a humorous look at life—in stick figure form—and we are big fans. The experimental, hilarious voice of CYANIDE & HAPPINESS embodies the spirit of BOOM! Box and we jumped at the chance to collect it.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you are on the Internet, you’ve read CYANIDE & HAPPINESS. Generating over a million hits a week, the webcomic is one of the longest-lasting strips out there, and everyone can relate to its hilarious slice-of-life depictions. Since the dawn of man, stick figures have been used as an important device for storytelling. CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has taken this language and mashed it up with Internet culture, bringing us some of the best satire and dark comedy out there.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: PUNCHING ZOO includes a buttload of our favorite comics from the site, 30 brand-new, too-hot-for-the-Internet comics, “The Hot Date” (a choose-your-own-adventure where you decide the story), and a nice forward by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of reddit.