A new book of comics makes just the right gift for the sick-humor lover on your list.
Ice Cream & Sadness: More Comics From Cyanide & Happiness
By Kris, Rob, Matt & Dave
This compilation from It Books is based on the popular webcomic of the same name, and it is simultaneously disturbing and LOL-funny. Nothing is sacred to these guys. One strip has a clown drawing a penis on a kid’s face, while another launches Jesus into midair (“I glide for your sins”). The ultra simple stick figure drawings add kick to the absurdity, as the authors skewer everything from flashers to potheads to Grease. Some of the humor is juvenile—no, wait, all of it is—but that doesn’t mean it won’t crack you up.