Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

2014 DEBUT Ricky Rouse Has A Gun
Book Author(s) Jörg Tittel and John Aggs
Publisher SelfMadeHero
Book List Price $24.95
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
Web site www.selfmadehero.com


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.

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