Mayhem and violence rule in this collection of issues one through seven of Jhonen Vasquez’s Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, as well as material seen before . Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut, a trade paperback released by Slave Labor Graphics in July , collected. The Hardcover of the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Yes, there’s some murder, but mostly this is a long-form rant about hip kids in subcultural groups goths, punkswho make fun of other people to make themselves feel better. Johnson rated it liked it.

It is clear that Johnny is not a boy in control of his conscience, as evidenced by the various inanimate objects in his living quarters that become not only animate but snarkily intellectual, acting, it seems, as the conflicting shards of Johnny’s torn mind. Nny also kills because he admits that he is a homicidal maniac, yet is unsure because insane people cannot be sure of whether or not they are insane.

Retrieved from ” https: The reason why we “rubber-neck” at car accident scenes and sometimes fantasize about hurting people tha I actually became aware of this book by a girl in one of our old youth groups. I have a theory about Nny’s actual ‘homicidal tendency’.

Although Vasquez’s style is extremely graphic, I feel that it is far from glorified. After a confrontation with Squee’s teddy bearShmee, Johnny leaves, informing Squee that they are neighbors. The subject of each story Stories about pages long is often random, with little connection between cu one.

Vasquez has created a style that’s cartoonish and yet horrible, in which childlike glee can be rendered next to heart-stopping horror, and we can perfectly believe that they exist in the same world. From the very beginning Nny encounters Squee with seemingly pointless randomness, his existence is equally absurd.


Johnny kidnaps someone and tortures that person while proselytizing about the wrongs of mistreating people. I really liked this; really seriously loved it. Jun 23, Jake Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: At present, NNYs more his own enemy than any external mind could be.

They have very little complexity, but ooze with personality and flair. However I also feel that this dierctor geared more towards the younger generations who would see the comedy of irony in it. Everything Can Be Beaten. The art really helps the reader understand the characters, especially Johnny since the vibe of the artwork compliments the levels of insanity he faces with a suffers from during the length of the story and beyond!

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Rather than sneaking under high school bleachers to read this and feeling uber cool for reading something about a psycho killer, I read this in college and cirector uber cool for reading something about a psycho killer. I found that jrhm large amounts of sarcasm, the theme of people having in-groups and out-groups, and particularly the ‘Anne Gwish’ panels, wherein Anne would break the fourth wall, and speak to the reader about how she felt outcast, uthm how she was so different from everyone else, she would then go on to insult someone else, who was obviously exactly like her, but had made some kind of fashion mistake, and complain about said person, to her friends.

It was in the story itself and the characters that I found a downfall, and a downfall so deep that I had to knock off more stars in my initial review than normal. Just us, Johnny, Nail Bunny and a few dead bodies laying around. Director’s Cut by Jhonen Vasquez. Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is one of Vasquez first comics, if not the first, and it’s pretty damn impressive… at least visually.

Another depicts a first date gone horribly, horribly awry as a case of gastrointestinal distress engenders one of the best attempts to save face I’ve ever seen. Anne Gwish is a young goth woman that has her own strip in the later part of the series. One of the major themes of these comics is conformity and humanity’s need to follow each other into the abyss.


Graphical perspective is often very loose. Eventually you figure out that, as Vasquez himself says, “He’s not a ctu, he’s simply lost. As a geek and a freak, comics have been part of my life since I was catching cooties and playing with G. And of course, some of the scenes of the Meanwhile comic strips are referenced later in the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac storyline. Drector while he does kill with great glee and abandon, he occasionally takes the time to wonder if what he’s doing is worth it.

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Vasquez draws his characters with long, spindly limbs and jaggedly detailed expressions and clothing, which I love, but there’s a common struggle that artists drawing in black and white face, and that is the task of making the foreground stand out from the background, and of making objects cyt from one another.

Vasquez started drawing in kindergarten.

He does have the wall to feed, after all – a wall that has to be continually painted with fresh blood, lest the Evil come out of it. After seeing his compilation of “Achewood” comix on his read list I started thinking about what comics or graphic novels would make mine.

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director’s Cut

A little heavy on the Hot Topic-type philosophy. After buying it, I read the rest, and really enjoyed it. Mar 16, Devin rated it really liked it Shelves:

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