Praise of John Callahan

Praise of
John Callahan

"There are two basic reasons I enjoy Callahan's work so much: First, I think his cartoons are just plain funny, and second, he makes my own work look normal."
- Gary Larson

"Rude, shocking, depraved, tasteless- Callahan gets called all the adjectives that cartoonists crave to hear."
- Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons

"Callahan has a great, totally uncompromising way of looking at life... His cartoons are deadly."
- Robin Williams

"When people laugh like hell and say, 'That's not funny,' you can be sure they're talking about John Callahan."
- P.J. O'Rourke, author of Parliament of Whores and All the Trouble in the World

"John Callahan is living proof that a person can go through great adversity and pain, and still- through the triumph of the human spirit- be really weird."
- Dave Barry, author of Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

"John Callahan is one of the most important anti-PC voices we have in our country."
- Camille Paglia, author of Vamps and Tramps

"He has a gift for taking the totally outrageous and totally tasteless and making it funny."
- Sam Gross

"The freshest young cartoonist of our time is a quadriplegic former bumb who draws rollickingly funny stuff about the old, the disabled, and the terminally pompous."
- Miami Herald

"Hooray for the John Callahans of the world, who remind us that when you're standing on the gallows (and we all are), gallows humor makes sense."
- Linda Ellerbee, author of And So It Goes

"After crying and laughing my ribs to shreds, often simultaneously, I have to like John Callahan."
- Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

"John Callahan doesn't need feet to go far. He does it with guts, brains, fingers, and a wonderful sick sense of humor."
- S. Gross, National Lampoon

"He is either brilliant, and savagely honest, or he is sick."
- The New York Times

"There is only one person outrageous enough to out-parody Los Angeles, land of the living, breathing caricature. John Callahan is so funny it's scary, and we love it, we really love it."
- Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Magazine

"Hilarious, thoughtful, friendly, entertaining...He's foul-mouthed, he's irreverent. But don't let that scare you off."
- Chicago Tribune

"Actually Callahan goes too far, and he'll take you with him. Your comedy threshold has no ramp? Doesn't matter. He'll move muscles you don't know you have."
- Roy Blount, Jr.

"John Callahan is the black hole of humor. His cartoons are ground zero. His insight into the human condition is brilliant. He does what Hitchcock would have one if he had been a cartoonist."
- Mike Peters, Mother Goose and Grimm