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Angry Youth ~ 10 Questions with Johnny Ryan

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Johnny Ryan's comix speak for themselves, but we wanted to learn more about the man behind Loady McGee, Boobs Pooter, and Blecky Yuckarella. Here are 10 questions with LA's funniest and sickest comic artist.

LAT: What's your favorite thing about living in LA?
JR: There's a pretty good comic art scene here with good comic book stores.

LAT: Who/what are your comics inspirations?
JR: R. Crumb, Al Jaffee, Chester Gould, Dan Clowes, Virgil Partch, Gary Panter, Ernie Bushmiller, Peter Bagge...

Johnny Ryan
Portrait of the artist as a young man with a taco

LAT: What's the nastiest thing you've ever drawn?
JR: Fuckball.

LAT: Do comic artists get hot chicks?
JR: Yes, if you're a total stud like me.

LAT: Do you like to go out? If so, where are your favorite watering holes?
JR: I go out as little as possible. I buy what I need to drink at JONS and drink at home.

LAT: What's your favorite taco?
JR: Tacos Delta makes a pretty good chicken taco.

LAT: When you draw your comics do you listen to music?
JR: Not really. Mostly Howard Stern.

LAT: How awesome is Howard Stern on Sirius? Who's your favorite side-character?
JR: Amazing. Right now I'm loving the Eric the Midget saga.

LAT: Why do you think boring, sterile comics are popular among the critics?
JR: Most critics are very intelligent people who enjoy more elevated forms of art and literature and look down their noses at shit-hucksters like me.

LAT: How do you come up with names for your characters?
JR: I guess it just comes to me like jesus came in the bible.

LAT: If you had to leave comix for a life of crime, what type of crimes would you specialize in?
JR: Actually, it was the other way around. I left a life of crime for comics. I used to do shitty little crimes, like stealing scratch tickets and liquor, tapping the till, pissing in beer, etc...

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