Mox Nox (Hardcover)

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A surprising, hilarious, and deeply strange collection of one-page graphic stories. Plays with the reader’s sense of sequence and perception like a cat plays with a feather… Uniquely funny.

— Parke


This book collects the Spanish cartoonist’s twisted comics, which are popular on Facebook.

Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornella’s viciously funny Mox Nox single-page strips are wordless, full-color, hand-painted marvels of the form. That his visually inviting artwork is in the service of Cornella’s graphic sense of humor/horror only heightens the appeal. Mox Nox is populated almost exclusively by smiling psychopaths who invariably turn even the most mundane situation into a side-splitting and cringe-inducing farce.

About the Author

Joan Cornella (b. 1981), is a Spanish cartoonist and illustrator.

Praise For…

Joan Cornella has created something undeniably and unsettlingly original in these pages. Few comics will make you feel quite so good about being made to feel quite so uncomfortable as Mox Nox.

— Broken Frontier

Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornella combines black humor and extreme discomfort, most famously in his wordless, six-panel comics. Cornella‘s work deals in mutilation and disfigurement, sadistic or oblivious violence, the alienation of modernity and a total disregard for human life. His book Mox Nox is fantastic.

— Amber Frost - Dangerous Minds

Hilarious and often horrifying. A deeply weird play on the reader’s expectations.
— Rich Barrett - Mental Floss

It’s like if the Perry Bible Fellowship did shrooms. These strips are pretty messed up and ridiculous and absurd and nonsensical on their face. But when you dig into the logic that's clearly set up in each strip, they make perfect, perverse sense, and they're often INCREDIBLY funny.

— Jim Dandeneau - Topless Robot

Cornella's graphic six-panel strips usually follow a certain routine: something awful occurs, somebody attempts to rectify it, a solution is settled upon, one which all seem to be happy with, but one that leaves things worse than when they started. It's gross and utterly nonsensical, the story-telling so tight, so visually smart.
— Zainab Akhtar - Comics & Cola
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606998427
ISBN-10: 1606998420
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2015
Pages: 56
Language: English