Charles Forsman, two-time Ignatz award winning cartoonist and publisher of Oily Comics, recently finished his 16-part miniseries The End of the F**king World (that’s TEOTFW to you, family-friendly types) and Fantagraphics have collected it into one pocket-sized beauty. We have an exclusive Gosh! bookplate edition featuring all new art by the man himself, signed and limited to just 200 copies.
So what is it?
It’s Forsman’s first full-length book and you are going to want a copy, that’s what. Aside from it being really, really good-looking, here’s why you’ll want it:
TEOTFW is a story told from the perspective of James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a typical teenage life, and jumps between the two points of view with each new chapter. It soon takes a more nihilistic turn when James’ character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their future. He begins to act on his violent fantasies and all the while Alyssa remains willfully ignorant for as long as she can. Think Badlands and The Catcher in the Rye. Fantagraphics have a 19-page excerpt (pdf).
“TEOTFW exemplifies what exactly it is i love about comics. It’s lo-fi yet stylistic, subtle yet visceral — a version of Bonnie & Clyde bled through the lens of Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park.” — Alec Berry, Spandexless.
“This is a crime comic disguised as a slacker-road-trip comic, and Forsman delivers its methodical hum eight pages at a time with an astounding precision.” — Tim Callahan, Comicbook Resources.
“TEOTFW pulls you in like no other comic this year. Stunning in its simplicity and brave in its subject matter.” — Eddie Wright, MTV.com
Not convinced? Didn’t you catch that bit at the beginning about Gosh! exclusive bookplate editions? They’re still just the cover price of £14.99 and the bookplate looks like this.
They’re signed and numbered by Forsman and there’s only 200 in the world. Once they’re gone, they’re gone so if you want one reserved bung us an email now to email@example.com. Out now!
Mail order dudes!
On top of the £14.99 we can send this thing to you anywhere in the (end of the f**king ) world for the following piles of cash:
UK: flat-rate of £5 so we can send you a bunch of other stuff too and it’ll still only be £5 postage.
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