PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1 hits this April

March 18, 2015

The hilarious romp will be collected into trade paperback

“It's nihilistic, but in a way that bears more resemblance to the punks in The Big Lebowski than A Clockwork Orange.” —ComicBook.com

“This has the humour and feel of a
Young Ones episode, mixed with the Xeroxed aesthetics of a punk 'zine and the animations of Terry Gilliam. It's crazy stuff, crammed with knowing humour and a bazillion pop culture references… Punks: The Comic is heaps of fun.” —Rhymes with Geek

Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker, The Life After, I, Vampire) and artist Kody Chamberlain (Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story, The Ride) come together for a hilarious, off-the-wall collection of stories that will have readers rolling in the aisles with PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1, which collects the first five issues of the series.

In PUNKS THE COMIC, VOL. 1, Abe, Fist, Skull, and Dog live in a house, get into fights, murder gnomes, and punch each other in the nuts. A lot. Vomit out loud comedy guaranteed.

Writer Fialkov was influenced by the 'zine comics scene of the 1990s, where the punk DIY ethos was in full effect. Chamberlain adopted those techniques to produce the distinctive look of PUNKS.

"Many people assume the work is digital, but it’s all done with actual photocopies, an X-Acto blade, and various things like tape and glue," said Chamberlain in an interview with ComicBook.com. "The process is a little clunky at times but that’s where much of the visual aesthetic originates so I don’t try to streamline it. I go with what works."

Fialkov added, "For me, Punks is an outlet. It’s all of the batshit crazy things banging around in my head that don’t have room in my other books. It’s also the least ‘work’ feeling thing I do. It’s like hanging out screwing around with my friend for 32 pages a month. It’s a constant pleasure."

PUNKS THE COMIC, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-227-5) hits shelves on April 15, bookstores on April 28, and will be available for $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JAN150650. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 23.

Further praise for PUNKS THE COMIC:

Punks: The Comic relentlessly mocks itself and everything around it. It's nihilistic, but in a way that bears more resemblance to the punks in The Big Lebowski than A Clockwork Orange. It puts on a face of apathy in order to mask the desires and concerns of its creators. Fialkov and Chamberlain have created a comic that doesn't seem care, even when it has something worthwhile to impart.” —ComicBook.com

“A weirdly great comic.” —Unleash the Fanboy

“Despite being completely ridiculous and a lot of fun, Punks is, above all, smart. A triumphant and hilarious return.” —Coming Up Comics

“This is a bizarre but very amusing book.” —IGN

“The beauty of Punks is that it doesn't take itself seriously. There's a story called ‘Depression’ with a very quick reference to Morrissey, because of course there is. At one point, Abraham Lincoln straight-up tells the reader that the next story will be split in two just so that they have to buy the second issue, a hilarious nod to the way comics are traditionally formatted—and this one is clearly anything but. Image Comics has always been standing in front of the rest of the comic book industry shouting ‘Let creators do what they want and it'll work out.’ Punks is an obvious testament to that.” —Newsarama