Monsters Kindle µ Paperback

Monsters[PDF / Epub] ☄ Monsters Author Ken Dahl – Varanus.us Part fiction and part deranged educational film strip, Monsters focuses both on the physical symptoms and the traumatic emotional damage of an STD that rarely affects two people the same way Following Part fiction and part deranged educational film strip, Monsters focuses both on the physical symptoms and the traumatic emotional damage of an STD that rarely affects two people the same way Following his acclaimed collection of short comics, Welcome to the Dahlhouse, Ken Dahl cements his status as one of the best cartoonists of his generation with this brutally honest account of disease and self acceptance.

Monsters Kindle µ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Monsters
  • Ken Dahl
  • English
  • 11 February 2019
  • 0979960940

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  1. says:

    Let s face it No one wants to fuck a monsterKen Dahl, MonstersThe funniest book about herpes you ll read all year Let me make this clear this book is superb truly a work of genius.What do you know about herpes Some readers might know that it s a disease that almost three quarters of Americans have, and it s incurable except, of course, there sto it than just that If you finish reading Ken Dahl s Monsters with nothingthan a better understanding of what herpesLet s face it No one wants to fuck a monsterKen Dahl, MonstersThe funniest book about herpes you ll read all year Let me make this clear this book is superb truly a work of genius.What do you know about herpes Some readers might know that it s a disease that almost three quarters of Americans have, and it s incurable except, of course, there sto it than just that If you finish reading Ken Dahl s Monsters with nothingthan a better understanding of what herpes really is and how it can affect you, that s a good start With his semi autobiographical graphic novel, though, Dahl doesthan just simply educate about the herpes simplex virus Instead, it s a harrowing and in places extremely uncomplimentary journey into his own psyche.I could not put this book down it made me laugh out loud, snicker and wince and the air was punctuated with lots of eww s Herpes, obviously, isn t funny, but Dahl is funny, his drawings are funny, the way his characters morph into dogs, viruses and monsters is funny and his observational humor is funny.The story it is semi autobiographical Ken has a cold sore He s blissfully happy with his girlfriend Rory until view spoiler he transfers his Herpes Simplex 1 to her nether regions , at which point things start to deteriorate His love life and emotional well being take a big turn for the worse He manages to infect at one other girl, who never forgives him, and is publicly humiliated by his friends, who by now all know what he has done As pain and guilt eat into his psyche, he starts to see himself as an oozing, STD monster He seeks solace in abstinence, but finds the lack of human contact unbearable He has no health insurance and cannot afford expensive antivirals, so he arms himself with an arsenal of dubious naturopathic remedies Redemption is found, however, in self education and the love of a good woman, and the story has a hopeful ending hide spoiler I should point out that the book is extremely graphic Of course it is it s a book about herpes after all so it shouldn t surprise you, but I m just warning you Not only does Ken stand around naked trying to come to grips with his problem but comes to grips with himself as well his masturbatory workouts turn into weird experiences with giant microbes slithering all over him , but Dahl also gets into the nitty gritty with regard to what herpes does, and that means showing ugly sores on all parts of a person s body There s a great deal of nudity in the book, and it s definitely not gratuitous nor should it be.There is a lot of information in this book Dahl does an excellent job of informing the reader about living with Herpes It also says a lot about life, friends, love and worrying excessively It should be required reading for any healthcare professional with even a passing interest in Genitourinary Medicine, but forget education, the reason you should buy this book is because it is just such a good story a true tragicomic drama.It s hard to not pass judgment on Dahl when reading Monsters , with its semi autobiographical nature I think that s missing the point, though Sure, Dahl is putting himself out in the open, cold sores and all From acting weak willed when given the opportunity of even the simplest of physical contact to slobbering over women that walk by after being deprived of sex for a long period of time, there s a lot of behavior that readers can easily turn their noses up But as Ken learns in the pages of Monsters , it s a virus that a majority of the population of the country already has It s a virus that people are afraid to talk and reveal At the end of the day, it s just another fact of life, but Monsters is anything but just another graphic novel This one s going to stick with you for quite a long time


  2. says:

    Monsters aptly displays the animals that we all are you know inside also, it becomes Ren and Stimpy obvious to the discerning admirer, on the outside We are drinking, drugging, fucking monsters We are all in on this, us sexually active or used to be adults as a group, as human beings And it is mega shaming And unexpectedly uproarious Its a shareable condition, after all STIs Within seconds in this quite unskippable graphic novel the atrocious becomes charming sublime Eve Monsters aptly displays the animals that we all are you know inside also, it becomes Ren and Stimpy obvious to the discerning admirer, on the outside We are drinking, drugging, fucking monsters We are all in on this, us sexually active or used to be adults as a group, as human beings And it is mega shaming And unexpectedly uproarious Its a shareable condition, after all STIs Within seconds in this quite unskippable graphic novel the atrocious becomes charming sublime Even capital M arrrvelous.Bombastic graphics clever entendres that are equally sad funny It s 51% cold hard statistic harsh clinical factoid, 49% hysterical farce.This, guys, is kinda one of a kind


  3. says:

    A truly disturbing but important GN.


  4. says:

    Five stars Really Really For a freakin comic about the author artist s experience with herpes Indeed There s enough humor and pathos and artistry and anti everyone sweetness and STD information to make this book wholly individuated, informative, entertaining, emotional, eye catching reading Very talented deployment of drawing, characterization, storytelling oomph, thematic existential heft, balance of dramatization and exposition, distortion of frames to match the author s psychic sense a Five stars Really Really For a freakin comic about the author artist s experience with herpes Indeed There s enough humor and pathos and artistry and anti everyone sweetness and STD information to make this book wholly individuated, informative, entertaining, emotional, eye catching reading Very talented deployment of drawing, characterization, storytelling oomph, thematic existential heft, balance of dramatization and exposition, distortion of frames to match the author s psychic sense at the time But mostly it s informative and funny and I couldn t stop reading till it was done Sort of like Maus for my generation OCD re STD five stars for me Not because I have herpes Not that I m aware of at least


  5. says:

    This is an account of cold sores oral herpes as a kind of vaguely educational confessional horror story It is actually a really good use of the medium, with latent viral panic lurking in every frame, and lots of neat visual free associations to guide the eye through the pages And so, muchenjoyable and interesting than most memoir comics By the end though, it s rather inconclusive about just what the 70 or so percent of the population with some form of the herpes simplex virus should This is an account of cold sores oral herpes as a kind of vaguely educational confessional horror story It is actually a really good use of the medium, with latent viral panic lurking in every frame, and lots of neat visual free associations to guide the eye through the pages And so, muchenjoyable and interesting than most memoir comics By the end though, it s rather inconclusive about just what the 70 or so percent of the population with some form of the herpes simplex virus should feel or do about it Actually frustratingly so.I ve had cold sores before, but only minor ones and not for years, but that doesn t mean I can t transmit, but also cold sores don t mean oral herpes necessarily anyway, and also not getting cold sores doesn t mean not having and transmitting it either Normal STD tests don t even test for it, it s so common What Ack I m going to employee health right this minute At least I m real good at not making out with anyone ever practically, so I can be pretty confident I haven t been spreading anything around, I guess


  6. says:

    So glad I finally read this book It s intense and hilarious and highly entertaining often in a squirmy way , featuring truly superb cartooning by Ken Dahl, aka Gabby Schulz It deservedly won a couple of Ignatz Awards several years ago, and is being reprinted by Secret Acres this spring, yeah I ll be talking someabout MONSTERS in my review of the author s newest book called SICK coming soon on tcj.com.


  7. says:

    Finally read this in anticipation of an interview with Gabby Schulz.


  8. says:

    I ve wanted to read this book for a long time, having seen copies of it at Quimby s Books in Chicago a bunch of times But I m a major tightwad, so I ordered it in from an obscure college library that had a copy of it the only one in Illinois Anyway, I m glad I went to such great lengths, because this is a pretty good book.The medium chosen was well used The author wants the reader to feel uncomfortable at times, with the graphic representations of the disease s manifestations in order to un I ve wanted to read this book for a long time, having seen copies of it at Quimby s Books in Chicago a bunch of times But I m a major tightwad, so I ordered it in from an obscure college library that had a copy of it the only one in Illinois Anyway, I m glad I went to such great lengths, because this is a pretty good book.The medium chosen was well used The author wants the reader to feel uncomfortable at times, with the graphic representations of the disease s manifestations in order to understand his initial discomfort regarding the situation Which some might say is a gimmick, but whatever, I think it worked What I liked about this book was the various comic techniques and styles used throughout the book, and the depiction of the struggle faced by a man who lost his sense of human ness, not to mention a girlfriend This is something a lot of people fear, and for good reason The stigmas attached to this kind of thing are no joke, but Dahl manages to make this book really humorous I imagine it must have been liberating to create something so public about something he was felt was best to keep personal for so long, and for that, I m glad this book exists


  9. says:

    Everyone should read this book As someone whose job requires them to discuss HSV 1 and 2 regularly usually with people who are recently diagnosed and panicked I think this is amazing The artwork is fantastic make sure to look at every little detail, because they are priceless Plus, I m pretty sure I ve been to some of the same partiesWhen I saw a dreadlocked girl wearing patchwork hippie pants in one panel I laughed out loud with recognition So, extra stars for the portrayal of the Everyone should read this book As someone whose job requires them to discuss HSV 1 and 2 regularly usually with people who are recently diagnosed and panicked I think this is amazing The artwork is fantastic make sure to look at every little detail, because they are priceless Plus, I m pretty sure I ve been to some of the same partiesWhen I saw a dreadlocked girl wearing patchwork hippie pants in one panel I laughed out loud with recognition So, extra stars for the portrayal of the crappy job creative but frustrated too old to be a hipster scene And, there s even a cool twist at the end.Seriously, though, people working in health care take note An honest, calm discussion of what it means and doesn t mean to have HSV can save a patient so much anguish I will be recommending this to my co workers


  10. says:

    Is it weird to totally love a comic about herpes Heavens no The basic concept of this was guy figures out he has herpes, gets upset about it and breaks up with his girlfriend over it Then feels really bad and monstrous for ever wanting to have sex or kiss anybody, and imagines himself as all kinds of freakish things because he has this disease Imaginary monsterized illustrations are sort of my favorite thing in the world if they re done well, and these were another example Joann Sfar And so Is it weird to totally love a comic about herpes Heavens no The basic concept of this was guy figures out he has herpes, gets upset about it and breaks up with his girlfriend over it Then feels really bad and monstrous for ever wanting to have sex or kiss anybody, and imagines himself as all kinds of freakish things because he has this disease Imaginary monsterized illustrations are sort of my favorite thing in the world if they re done well, and these were another example Joann Sfar And so appropriate for the topic When he finally figures out that 75 percent of the population has some form of herpes, he feels a little better, and the ending made me laugh out loud I was educated, entertained, and it was a good story to boot.Very surprised by how great it was

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