Nothing Nice To Say by Jim SilkeNothing Nice To Say by Jim Silke

Nothing Nice To Say

byJim Silke

Paperback | October 7, 2008

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Punk-rock culture has a rich, longstanding tradition of anger, nihilism, and good old-fashioned suburban teenage angst, and no one is more headstrong and humorless about punk rock than the punks themselves. Enter Nothing Nice to Say. Mitch Clem's Nothing Nice to Say leaves no mohawked, leather-jacket-clad stone unturned in its mission to expose the awesomeness and the absurdity of punk culture. Sometimes esoteric and always hilarious, Nothing Nice is so punk you'd think the book was bound with safety pins.
Title:Nothing Nice To SayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.03 × 7.02 × 0.38 inPublished:October 7, 2008Publisher:Dark Horse ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595821503

ISBN - 13:9781595821508


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am Jack's Jokes About Punk Rock ...Actually, not sure if that strip is in here, but I was solidly impressed with just how many of my favourites were. I guess being wry and deft at skewering absurdity/analyzing the subculture he's devoted a large part of his life to means that Mitch Clem is also that rare creature in the creator sphere: a good judge of his own work. Sometimes, anyway. When he errs, however, it's on the side of cynicism and modesty, rather than self-indulgence. NN2S has a certain accessibility that actually is somewhat ironic for a comic about punk rock; even if you don't always know the band being talked about, or the obscure subculture quirk being held up for ridicule, the humour nevertheless always feels inclusive. You're far more likely to find yourself discovering new music than you are to feel as if you're being mocked for your ignorance. Overall, I think under $10 is a steal for this book...the closest thing to actually getting the strips for free on the internet, but in a prettied-up version you can lend to your friends. Not to mention, it's nice to have documentation for something so easily gone forever the moment the creator decides they don't want to keep paying for the domain name. The only complaints I have are formalist ones: the 7" format is cute, but I would've liked the book to be a tad bigger. Also, I miss having the strip of those "erring on the side of modesty" things I mentioned earlier. Maybe Mitch was typing on the fly, but sometimes the strip names were damn funny on their own. I can only hope that there's a volume 2 on the way.
Date published: 2011-01-06