Post by ianthevillain on Nov 4, 2014 20:53:53 GMT -6
I recently read Tricked by Alex Robinson and absolutely loved it. When I told the owner of our local comic shop (Alter Ego Comics in Marion, Iowa) she informed me that one of the original series they pushed when they first opened in the mid 90's Alex Robinson's series, Box Office Poison. I bought it and read it that week and couldn't put it down.
I'm looking for more books like that. Something along the lines of Tricked, Box Office Poison, Minimum Wage or even Local. Since I grew up in the 90's, stories that take place and revolve around Generation X and the slackers who drifted through it really take me to a special place.
Joe and Matt, could you please help me out with some suggestions?
Post by honorbuddy on Nov 10, 2014 10:56:44 GMT -6
I just read Hey Princess and it was very good, an autobio about a guy drifting through life getting drunk and hooking up with girls in the 90s. The only thing is that it's a Swedish person so his life may have been slightly different from yours, but I think getting drunk and laid are pretty universal desires.
If you want to read about a Swede getting laid and drinking I LOVED 120 Days of Simon, but that book is more contemporary so it doesn't fit your 90s criteria.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 11, 2014 14:15:09 GMT -6
*love* BOX OFFICE POISON. It's a classic. Other classic slacker books: Brubaker's A COMPLETE LOWLIFE and DEADENDERS, Liz Prince's work (like WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece's LIFE SUCKS.
Doesn't quite fall under 'slacker' books, but there's been quite a few now-famous-creators-early-autobiographical-and-self-drawn-books mentioned, and one of my favourites used to be 'Fortune and Glory' by Bendis. I bought it off the racks at a time when I wasn't reading any indie at all, but must have liked the covers or something. I certainly didn't know who Bendis was at the time, and it actually took me years to put together that the guy writing Avengers was the guy who'd done a little indie book about a writer struggling to break into TV and film. Call it an anti-slacker book maybe, but it's good readin'.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 18, 2014 8:17:56 GMT -6
FORTUNE AND GLORY certainly has a similar "trying to make it" tone but... he actually did! So I don't know if it *counts* exactly. It's a fun story, though. I love him and Andrekyo working out the TORSO beats.