Zonzo by Joan Cornellà
Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà’s first book, the viciously funny Mox Nox, has struck such a nerve on social media that his Facebook page has garnered over 4.5 million fan followers, three-quarters of a million Instagram followers, and a quarter-million Twitter followers. A quick glance indicates why. Each single page strip is a wordless, full-color, hand-painted marvel of the comic strip form. That Cornellà’s visually inviting artwork is in the service of his graphic sense of humor/horror only heightens the appeal. Zonzo continues the tradition with 50 all-new strips of smiling psychopaths (human and anthropomorphic) and (often-literal) side-splitting farce. Cornellà’s humor mixes the absurdist comedy of Michael Kupperman with transgressive, political incorrectness.