Coming from Alternative Comics in February 2003: [img]http://www.indyworld.com/pics/hcbf.sm.jpg[/img] Humor Can Be Funny
The cult classic is back in print! Sam Henderson's 1996 collection of his early mini-comics is available once again. See what his work liked like back when he was poor(er). Introduction by Mark Martin. Sam Henderson's Magic Whistle
comic has been nominated for the last 4 years in a row for a Harvey Award for Special Award for Humor. One of the funniest people in comics is Sam Henderson. Henderson's drawing is intentionally crude, but it has the same kind of energy you see in the work of today's best gag cartoonists, whose drawing also tends to be a little basic. Extremely low-brow humor that almost parodies low-brow humor - it's enjoyable on either level.
(By Sam Henderson) Softcover TPB, Mature Readers, 128 pages, B&W, full color covers; $11.95US. ISBN: 1-891867-41-5. "There are something like 50-60 strips here, with the longest being seven or eight pages. The brevity suits Henderson and his style of savage, biting, sarcastic humor. Henderson realizes the subject matter often doesnít merit more than one brutal kick-in-the-ass punchline. Some of the best sections feature several one-panel comics on a single page or two-page spread. This isnít moronic humor; Henderson knows what heís doing and some of the more satisfying bits of this book are those strips where he pulls apart and analyzes the humor involved or simply acknowledges a stripís abrupt vapidity. Better critics than myself have been screaming about Henderson for years, including a number of recommendations right here. With this attractive, meaty tome, you no longer have an excuse to ignore them."
~Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Journal