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Product Details

  • Series: Cyanide & Happiness
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: It Books (January 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061914797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061914799
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.4 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Introducing the first real, tangible, ignitable collection of the hit online comic Cyanide & Happiness, featuring a selection of your favorite comics and thirty brand-new strips.

From the minds of Kris, Rob, Matt, and Dave comes a barrage of irreverent entertainment sure to keep you amused until the day you die. Just see what their mothers have to say!

"Dave is a nice, young man with a bright future ahead of him. I always knew he was a gifted boy who would go on to do great things. I hope he settles down with a nice, young woman and ****s the **** out of her."
—Dave's mom

"I don't know how to get computer pictures, so I'm glad Kris finally has a book out. I haven't read it yet, but I hope he gives me a quote on the back."
—Kris's mom

"I hope Robert's book does well so he can finally afford to move out. He plays his hip-hop music too loud."
—Rob's mom

Matt's mom was unavailable for a quote due to being dead.

About the Author

Rob D., Matt, Dave and Kris have been collaboratively drawing the online webcomic CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS since 2005, though they didn't actually meet each other until 2007. Rob is from Texas, Matt is from California, Dave is from Belfast, and Kris is from Wyoming. In addition to having the number one comic on the web, they have also contributed their art to the Orange Ad campaign promoting Orange Wednesdays. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Customer Reviews

I've loved C&H ever since I read their firs comic online years ago.
AnnBanan
I got this book as a present for one of my friends and had the opportunity to read it before giving it to him.
The Foundation
Great read, great book, and I highly suggest this book to anyone who enjoys the online comic.
Ken

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Timothy P. Stahl on February 5, 2010
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This book is a collection of strips from the Cyanide & Happiness web comic at explosm dot net. Of course, being a collection, it should be just as good as the original, right?

Well it's BETTER! For some reason they included 30 strips I'd never seen before. Also, the colors are more vivid in the book than they are on my computer monitor. It's very aesthetically pleasing.

They have also included a funny "About the authors" section in the back of the book, with pictures of the authors rendered in their Cyanide & Happiness art styles.

Did i mention it is HILARIOUS???
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By B. Damalfi on March 9, 2010
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The creator of Cyanide and Happiness is a filthy sock puppet who destroyed my womb. Five out of five stars.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rodolfo Felipe on February 8, 2010
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I've been a fan of [...] for a couple years now. When this book came to US stores, didn't even think about it. Just bought it. I have to say it was worth every penny. It's a really nice collection of their best, funnier comics and some extra book-exclusive comics too. I loved them all :P
Only thing I didn't like is that I had to wait a couple months for it, since it was released in the UK first. And that US doesn't get a hardback edition. Just the paper back one.
The paper back isn't bad, it's actually quite resistant, but hardback would have been a plus and I would have paid the extra couple of bucks for it.

Anyways, great book. Highly recommended if you are fan of [...], if you are not, go to their webpage first, since not everyone likes their comedy (can be offensive). I LOVE IT.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joshua N. Liddell on March 22, 2010
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Cyanide and Happiness. Understand this - if you do not like the webcomic, you will not like this book. There is nothing in this book, for the most part, that is not available free on the internet to read on their website. However, this book is the perfect addition to a comic/graphic novel collection, and I LOVE it.

This book is full of webcomics about... nothing... and everything. Yes, they make fun of the crucifixion, boobies, murder, child murder, sex, and everything else. It is meant to be taken lightly, but has very serious undercurrents that require a certain dark humor to appreciate. This comic is NOT for everyone. It is, however, insightful, brilliant, acerbic, and (most importantly) incredibly funny.

Now, for the book itself, it is a paperback book with color drawing. It is 160-something pages or so long, and it recreates comic from the web, while adding a couple new ones. If you have read all the webcomics, though, don't expect a whole lot of new material. The colors stand out well on a semi-gloss paper stock, and the paperback is not flimsy. Certainly, as someone else stated, hardback would have been great, but they did not skimp on the weight/sturdiness of the paperback cover.

Conclusion? If you like the webcomic... GET IT. It is a great addition to any collection and non-webcomic-savvy friends will love you for sharing it with them. If you've never heard of it, go to the website first and test it out to see if it's your brand of humor. It is NOT for everyone. I love it, though. I bought it, no hesitation, and I don't regret it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric M on April 14, 2010
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Anyone who is a fan of the web comic will love this. Anytime some sits on my sofa, I throw it--with force--at their head and demand they read it. This initially causes them displeasure. However, after flipping through a few pages, they turn the corner, proclaim the book as magnificent, and make sweet love to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anwar Hussain on July 28, 2010
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Cyanide and Happiness is a long running internet comic, one which may be the most offensive and akward material out there apart from pornagraphy.
But who said that was a bad thing?
This book will keep you laughing through the entire thing and then a little longer at the end where new comics have been printed. My only problem with this book was the amount of comics on each page and the length of the book.
It seems as if the publisher could have easily printed nearly three comics on each page, however there is only one per page. It may have been a style they were working on but I like to get more for my money. At the same time, the book is a little short, I found myself finishing it within a few hours, whilst trying to keep my friends from stealing away the book to read it themselves.
Its a very popular title, and even with its flaws, it is a GREAT DEAL for around $10.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Wallace on March 12, 2010
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The book was hilarious, and contained some comics that you can't find on their website. I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin Ferris on July 17, 2013
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Even for $3 on Kindle, it wasn't worth the price. I like the comic, but their early material isn't good. Many of the comics are repetitive-- running the same joke into the ground. Worse yet, the ~30 "never seen before" comics they mention as an incentive to buy the book were "never seen before" for a reason-- they were terrible. If you like the comic strip, save your money and buy a more recent collection.
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