Born 1981, Launceston, Tasmania. Simon Hanselmann's New York Times Best-Selling Megg, Mogg and Owl series has been translated into thirteen languages, nominated for multiple Ignatz and Eisner awards, and won Best Series at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in 2018. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and a rotating cast of small animals.
One More Year is an astoundingly well-crafted and punishingly
heartfelt depiction of mental illness and codependence, one that
also manages to make you laugh uncomfortably at the horrible
decisions made by the characters you're watching.
One More Year is mean-spirited, cynical, bitterly depressing, and vulgar in the extreme. But it's in that junkyard of a world that Hanselmann manages to coax up a truly compelling and flawed transfeminine character.
Readers struggling with their own demons will find this anthology chillingly real.
Hanselmann succeeds not only in pursuing cringe humor to its darkest corner but also in his depiction of hallucinatory states--expect plenty of dripping appendages and faces, along with wild and wide-ranging color schemes.
In this latest edition we certainly get more of what drew us to Hanselmann's stories in the first place: the exquisite, teeth-clenching art; the barrage of gross-out humor with scattered moments of poignancy and beauty; an oppressive backdrop that captures the soul-crushing pressure of just being alive. But we also get something new.
It's signature Hanselmann: a tale of friends and their endlessly f--ed up antics.
These are simultaneously some of the meanest and most tender comics you will ever read.