Huh? What is? Well, according to Joey Comeau: being in love. And, jaundiced as I may be, I’d have to agree. It is. Totally. Punk rock. Rock on…
So, who you ask, is Joey?
He’s a totally punk rock Canadian writer who was introduced to me by Daz (not to be confused with the ‘x’) when he lent me ’Lockpick Pornography‘ and A Softer World: Truth & Beauty Bombs (co-created with quirky photographer, Emily Horne).
I fell hard for the big-eyed kitten on the cover and have been a faithful follower of the bewitchingly beautiful, fabulously irreverent (don’t ya just luuuuurve that word & all it stands for?) and bitingly ironic site, ‘a softer world‘ ever since (I like them so much they’re on my blogroll – there is no greater love). Described (and awarded) as a webcomic, is more than like neo-romantic indie photo-literary satire (yeah and I’m sure that genre doesn’t exist – so I’ll coin it). See for yourself, one of my (many) favourties:
"you know, at bedtime or whatever."
They have all sorts of gems back in their time vault archives (they started this in 2003), a magical treasure chest of disturbing, funny, dreamy, whimsical, dark, romantic, freaky but always creatively clever trilogies – any which way you cut it. ‘Installments’ come out tri-weekly – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to help you make it through the 9-5 til weekends roll in.
Recently there’s been a bitter breakup theme which has me wondering: are Joey and Emily watching my internal eternal sunshine for a spotless mind?! Whichever way you look at it: a softer world is what you need. AND they have an awesome online store: I’d be thrilled a set of buttons and an apolitical pyromaniac shirt because, well… I want a badge that says ‘kittentits‘ and I like to (thank you Uglee) burn sh*t. But that’s just me…