The greatest love story every told has finally been released in graphic novel form. This epic tome features twenty short stories about the domestic life of “Henry” and “Glenn” and sometimes their neighbors “Daryl” and “John.” Digging beneath Glenn’s bricks in the front yard, Henry uncovers Glenn’s mother. Freshly unearthed, she moves in with him and Henry. Glenn’s issues come to the surface as she critiques his art, replaces his wardrobe, scrubs their dungeon, and recalls his childhood. Later, Glenn tries to sell his signature to a UPS driver, takes a punch, and has some daydreaming adventures with a plunger. Henry, “a loud guy with a good work ethic,” shows his darker side and indifference to a fan as he drinks black coffee and bonds with Glenn over their distaste for their own bands. These are two men who truly suffer best alone together.
Among other hijinks, Henry and Glenn go to therapy together, battle an evil cult in the forest, and profess their love for each other, all while dealing with jealousy and other normal relationship problems and trying to figure out if their soft-rocking neighbors are actually Dungeons and Dragons playing Satanists. The saga of Henry and Glenn is a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time.
The book collects four serialized comics, the trade paperback, the original 6×6″ book, and adds 16 never-before published pages, including new stories, pin up art, and full color covers from the original series. Contributors include MariNaomi, Ed Luce, Noah Van Sciver, Benjamin Marra, Gabrielle Gamboa, Parc J. Palm, Johnny Ryan, Michael DeForge, Bobby Madness and Zak Sally.
Foreword by Rob Halford of Judas Priest
Cover art by Jim Rugg (Street Angel)
“One of my favorite uses of satire is a comic book that depicts me in a romantic relationship with rock vocalist Glenn Danzig. I have never opened a copy; I am happy to live the rest of my life never knowing what happens to the two of us in those pages. I am told that in the story, our neighbors are Hall and Oates! If I were to find that anything less than hilarious, then I am in the wrong business.” — Henry Rollins, LA Weekly
“I didn’t think it was very funny. I thought it was a very crappy, opportunistic book. People are extremely stupid.” — Glenn Danzig, in an interview with Rolling Stone
“I wouldn’t be the neighbor, but I’d be in the Satanic cult!” — Daryl Hall
“An unauthorized work of fantasy, but so are the ‘official’ personas of Rollins and Danzig.” — LA Weekly
“What if Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig were a gay couple who lived together?” — Vice Magazine
“The bigger the fan of each of these guys you are, the bigger the laugh.” — Maximum RockNRoll
Tom Neely is an artist and cartoonist who is best known for the cult-hit indie comic book Henry & Glenn Forever, which he created with his artist collective The Igloo Tornado. His art has been featured in galleries in California and New York, in dozens of magazines and literary journals, and on album covers. His debut graphic novel The Blot earned him many accolades, including an Ignatz Award. His other works are: Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, Your Disease Spread Quick, The Wolf, and The Humans. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
320 page black and white and color hardcover