With Dark Horse Presents continually adding new and awesome stories to the lineup, Evan Dorkin wants to tell you about House of Fun!

“While we were working on the Milk and Cheese collection with Scott Allie and Daniel Chabon, I pitched the idea to do new material for Dark Horse so I could revive some of my old characters. This dovetailed nicely with the revival of Dark Horse Presents, since most of my humor comics originally ran in various anthologies including several from DHC like Instant Piano, Deadline USA, and the first run of Dark Horse Presents.

“The idea was to bring back as many of my old characters and concepts from Milk and Cheese and Dork as possible, grouping it all under the new House of Fun name. I decided not to use Dork as a catchall title for these comics. I got sick of the name a long time ago and this relaunch felt a good opportunity to finally retire it.

“So, what I’m doing is twenty-four pages of comics to be spread over three issues of DHP, with each eight-page anchored by a new Milk and Cheese strip. The other features will include a new Murder Family episode; several pages of Fun gag strips, as well as the return of The Eltingville Comic Book, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Role-Playing Club. If all goes according to plan I’ll also be doing a one-page Fisher-Price Theater adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 and a short Devil Puppet story.

“Also, the comics will all be colored by my longtime collaborator and long-suffering wife, Sarah Dyer.

“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. The last issue of Dork came out in 2006 and it’s been even longer since I worked on an Eltingville or Murder Family strip. I’m excited to be working on my own stuff again, I’m having a lot of fun making these comics, and I hope folks will have fun reading them. If not they can go suck an egg.”

House of Fun will premiere in Dark Horse Presents #10, on sale March 21, 2011.

Milk and Cheese – Dairy Products Gone Bad Hardcover Review

By Chuck Suffel

Milk and Cheese – Dairy Products Gone Bad Hardcover by Evan Dorkin

From the Dark Horse site: “A carton of hate. A wedge of spite. A comic book of idiotic genius. The Eisner Award-winning dairy duo returns in this deluxe hardcover collecting every single stupid Milk and Cheese comic ever made from 1989 to 2010, along with a sh*t-ton of supplemental awesomeness. This has everything you need! Don’t judge it–love it! Or else!”

This is another one of those books I’d heard of but never got my hands on, so getting the chance to review the new hard cover from Dark Horse was ideal. I’d love to be able to give some sort of parallel with another humor book or strip but Evan Dorkin really has created something unique. Milk and Cheese have been around since 1989, the two anthropomorphic dairy products gone bad are rude, offensive, angry, violent and more than a little deranged. It’s one of the strangest books I’veever read, the humor is rough, the visuals are intensely violent. They attack and destroy everything they hate and they seem to hate everything. There’s a ton of social commentary here but it is really hidden well within the stupid jokes and violent outbursts. If you’re already a fan of Milk and Cheese this book is a must, it’s 240 pages of madness! You’ll want to leave this beautiful hardcover on
your coffee table to amuse your friends and annoy your family.
A small word of warning though, if you’ve never experienced Milk and Cheese before, if you aren’t familiar with their signature style of eye gouging brick throwing blunt object wielding lunacy proceed with caution, and be prepared to witness something the likes of which you’ve never seen before.

They are Milk & Cheese!

“We bust up a lot of stuff and accomplish nothing.” “It is swell” (Milk and Cheese “War on Drugs” copyright 1989)

Evan Dorkin is a comic book writer best known for “Milk and Cheese” and Dork. He has also written for animation called Welcomd To Eltingville on Adult Swim check him out on Twitter @evandorkin, His Blog http://evandorkin.livejournal.com/ or the website he shares with his wife Sarah Dyer http://www.houseoffun.com/

Just for you fans here is Welcome To Eltingville Pilot

Publication Date: November 23, 2011 Format: B&W w/ 24 color pages, 240 pages, HC, 7″ x 10″ Price: $19.99
Age range: 12 ISBN-10: 1-59582-805-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-805-7

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