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Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist

Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist

by Diane DiMassa, foreword by Sarah Schulman, interview by Jay Graham

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Hothead Paisan is an icon of the ’90s lesbian DIY scene, a patron saint of those who wonder if going off the deep end is the only sane response to life in modern America.

Diane DiMassa’s Hothead starts out in a murderous frenzy—taking out a variety of everyday chauvinists and creeps—but soon deepens into a reflection on oppression, self-destruction, and living it up outside the conservative norms of the ’90s. Hothead’s rage is sometimes tempered with the help of Thing #2, her defensive inner demon; Roz, her friend who offers Zen wisdom and tough love; and Chicken, her cat and constant companion. Drawn by DiMassa with an energetic line and rich detail, the Hothead comics recall the work of both R. Crumb and Julie Doucet.

This collection includes a new interview with DiMassa along with a selection of fan mail and other materials that shed light on Hothead’s vast underground following. At last, the most thoughtful homicidal maniac is back in print.

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Series: New York Review Comics
ISBN: 9781681378619
Pages: 450
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Hothead is the backlash to the backlash.
—Alison Bechdel

Diane DiMassa can thrill the female soul ... fulfilling an untold number of rush-hour fantasies.
The New York Times

Hothead is a one-woman revolution ... a far-out, hilarious reminder of how your own rage could drive you insane.
Out Magazine

The bible of man-hating ball busters driven over the edge of insanity.
—Sarah Schulman

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