Short stories from the radiant "cute-brut" world of a truly remarkable artist"Against Pain "is the first collection of multipage anthology pieces by Ron Rege, Jr.
The storytelling side of his expressive work is featured in these comic strips gathered from "McSweeney's," "The New York Times," "Kramers Ergot," "NON," "Rosetta," "Arthur," "The Comics Journal," and Drawn & Quarterly's anthology.
Suicide bombers, art appreciation, a Lynda Barry "cover," and even a Tylenol-sponsored comic about pain are brought together under the theme of suffering andhow people cope with it. "Against Pain "also includes the alt-comics zine classic "Boys" a twenty-two-page collaborative comic-considered by many to be Rege's finest work-illustrating the "lust life" of a friend in explicitly honest and hilarious detail."
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages, black and white and full colour illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
- Publication Date: 03/10/2008
- Category: Cartoons & comic strips
- ISBN: 9781897299296