Doofus Omnibus by Rick Altergott

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A lowbrow cult favorite for almost 20 years, collected into book form for the first time.

Though a longtime cult favorite amongst such cultural luminaries as Dan Clowes, R. Crumb, Terry Zwigoff, Simpsons executive producer George Meyer and others, this is Altergott's first book, collecting most of his oeuvre for the first time. Altergott is a master craftsman with a compulsion for the strange; his most famous character, Doofus—a panty-huffing hillbilly with a Dutchboy hairdo—is the star of this show. Imagine Harmony Korine's film Gummo as a graphic novel drawn in pen and ink (but not written) by Norman Rockwell and starring the Three Stooges. The book collects almost every Doofus story from the character's long history, and features an introduction by Ghost World author Daniel Clowes.

With a built-in audience from Doofus's regular appearances in Seattle's Stranger newsweekly, Peter Bagge's bestselling comic book series Hate, numerous comics anthologies and two solo comic books—not to mention years of word of mouth from comics greats like Clowes, Crumb and Zwigoff, all of whom sing Altergott's praises at every opportunity—this first Doofus collection is sure to be a cult favorite amongst intellectuals and philistines alike.

 

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Published December 31, 2002 by Fantagraphics Books. 120 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Over a decade old, Doofus remains one of the country's funniest and most inventive comics.

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