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Small press publisher 2D Cloud will have two new books debut at this year’s Toronto Comics Arts Festival. One of those is Rudy by Mark Connery, which we mentioned on Wednesday. The other is Detrimental Information by John and Luke Holden. Critic and blogger Rob Clough describes the Holdens as “two brothers with a touch for the bizarre and grotesque” and “a deadpan, absurd sense of humor perfectly offset by the scrawled, often manic nature of their linework.”
2D Publisher Raighne Hogan provided us with a eight-page preview of their upcoming book, which is expected to arrive in stores in the spring. Check it out below.
Detrimental Information by John and Luke Holden
Softcover, 4.75″ x 5.75″, 312 pp, b&w
“The comics of the Holden brothers has a deadpan, absurd sense of humor perfectly offset by the scrawled, often manic nature of their linework.” — Rob Clough, Comics Critic for High-Low & the Comics Journal
“Detrimental Information is wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. There is no good reason that it should exist. Except that I love it, and it made me laugh like a hyena, and wish that more things were like it; don’t you? Sure you do. Also, John and Luke are BIBLE NAMES, so it all must be okay.” — Zak Sally, Sammy the Mouse, Recidivist
An epic collection of rude and crude comics about the midwest; it’s winters, family, mental illness, sex education, cigarettes and strip poker. This collection brings 13 years worth of John & Luke Holden’s zine series together for the first time!