Childhood is Hell: A Cartoon Book by Matt Groening



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48 great examples of Groening's syndicated comic strip Life in Hell collected in a handy book format.

Life in Hell ran from 1977-2012, in the LA Reader, then the LA Weekly, as well as other papers.

This was Matt's fourth Life in Hell collection.

From the back cover:

Another Inevitable Mini-Jumbo Compendium of Hellish Cartoons by Child-At-Heart Matt Groening, author of Love Is Hell, Work Is Hell, School Is Hell, etc., etc., etc.

This pint-size yet chunky cartoon book contains dozens of zany, daffy, downright insolent comic strips-specially designed to be read under the covers late at night with a secret flashlight and a bowl of ice cream for nourishment. Don't let Mom catch you.

Childhood Is Hell is jam-packed with 48 of the wittiest and weirdest cartoons from Matt Groening's syndicated "Life in Hell" comic strip (seen weekly in the hippest newspapers from coast to coast). Not only do you get all 25 chapters of the painfully funny "Childhood Is Hell" maxiseries, you also get a whole bunch more bonus cartoons -- at practically no apparent added cost. Childhood Is Hell may not be all that cute and cuddly, but its peculiar insights could save you thousands of dollars in annoying therapy bills, as well as convulse you with childlike laughter and merriment.


Matt Groening

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (mild shelfwear)



Publishing Information

New York
Pantheon Book

Physical Description

9 inches
9 inches
48 pages
black & white