author: Ken Kristensen
average rating: 3.57
book published: 2013
read at: 2013/09/30
date added: 2013/09/30
As you might expect from a series titled Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth, this is a pretty cynical look at life. Todd is so ugly that he has to wear a bag over his head. But he is naive, and possibly the least ugly character in this book.
When a maniac killer is on the loose, Todd is set up by neighborhood bullies as the prime suspect. An opportunistic police detective sees his opportunity for fame and fortune. Todd's parents are oblivious and unconcerned about having a child in prison. And little Todd is sent off to the adult prison, where all sorts of awful things await. Todd chases butterlies and flies and bugs, while those around him are committing horrific crimes.
There is a great foreward by Danny Trejo talking about a friend of his that was in prison, and the whole book is outlandish, satirical and over the top. The art by M. K. Perker reminds me of the work I remember from Cracked magazine. This is very dark and cynical while still being funny. Definitely not for the easily offended or those without a sense of cynicism at the world around us.
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