The cult classic is back in print! Sam Henderson's 1996 collection of his early mini-comics is available once again with this digital release. See what his work liked like back when he was poor(er). Introduction by Mark Martin.
"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 doesn't 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 isn't moronic humor; Henderson knows what he's 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 strip's 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
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. Over the years Sam has done work for many dozens of anthologies, has done a self-syndicated comic strip and published comic Magic Whistle, now through Alternative Comics. Sam was also recently a writer of a number of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon shows.
Print Release Date
August 17 2005
Digital Release Date
May 8 2013