Ricky Rouse Has a Gun

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September 2014

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“I loved Ricky Rouse Has A Gun, a comic filled with deaths and yet full of life.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky

Rick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park, a family destination heavily ‘inspired’ by Western culture, featuring Rambi (the deer with a red headband), Ratman (the caped crusader with a rat’s tail), Bumbo (small ears, big behind) and other original characters. The park’s general manager is convinced that Rick was destined to greet Fengxian customers dressed as none other than Ricky Rouse. But when American terrorists take the entire park hostage, only Ricky Rouse can save the day. In a furry costume.

Introduced by Christopher Sprigman, author of
The Knockoff Economy, this original graphic novel is a relentless action comedy, a satire of US-China relations, a parody of Western entertainment and a curious look at China, a country that, once we look past its often outrageous infringements, is a culture ripe with innovation and a unique, courageous spirit.

This exclusive digital version boasts a host of special features including original audio commentary from Jörg Tittel and John Aggs, pop-up pages showing sketched and inked pages, character research, videos and more.

“What
Ricky Rouse really is, when you get right down to it, is Die Hard in Disneyland. And it’s awesome... unique, and also incredibly fun to read.” – Graphic Novel Reporter

“Either a thrilling love letter to the remix culture disguised as an action movie from the 80s, or the other way around… Delightful!” – Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft

• Included in the
Boston Globe’s Top Five graphic novels of 2014

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Comics Bulletin

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“Weird, in a good way.”

Forbidden Planet

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“A gloriously well crafted, fast paced action adventure story, loaded with thrills, full of comedy.”

The Huffington Post

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“A story as thrilling as it is bizarre... A true original.”