|Published: Jan 1997|
I've known a few poor bastards in my time. Most of them eventually figure it out and/or become better at hiding their misery. Joe Matt's The Poor Bastard, is a graphic novel born from the first six issues of his Peepshow comics. Peepshow, and subsequently this drawn dairy, is reportedly an autobiographical account of the writer's life. A life full of social awkwardness, masturbation, and angst. It's sometimes funny, mostly sad, and often cringe worthy. Underneath the surface of this unlikable protagonist is the sad reality for a lot of dudes. Sad but true.