Peepshow (comics)

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Publication information
PublisherDrawn and Quarterly
FormatOngoing series
GenreAlternative comics
Publication date1992 – present
Creative team
Created byJoe Matt
Collected editions
The Poor BastardISBN 978-1-896-59767-6

Peepshow is the title of a 1992 comic book collection and an ongoing autobiographical comic book by American cartoonist Joe Matt, both published by Drawn and Quarterly. The book collects strips published in various publications from before the Peepshow series started.

Story arcs[edit]

The story is divided into three story arcs:

  • #1–6 — about Matt's relationship with his girlfriend Trish and their breakup.[citation needed] Collected in the book The Poor Bastard, 2002.[citation needed]
  • #7–10 — deals with Matt's childhood and family.[citation needed] Collected in the book Fair Weather, 2002.[citation needed]
  • #11–14 — depicts Matt arguing with his cartoonist friends and obsessing over his addiction to pornography. A new, cleaner style of drawing was adopted for this storyline.[citation needed] Printed in two colors on tinted paper.[citation needed] Collected in the book Spent, 2007.

List of issues[edit]

Issues of Peepshow
Issue Year Month Collection
1 1992 February The Poor Bastard (1997)
2 May
3 November
4 1993 April
5 October
6 1994 April
7 1995 March Fair Weather (2002)
8 July
9 1996 April
10 1997 July
11 1998 June Spent (2007)
12 2000 April
13 2002 February
14 2006 October

Collected editions[edit]

Peepshow collections
Title Date Contents ISBN Notes
Peepshow : The Cartoon Diary of Joe Matt 1992 strips from 1987–92. Softcover: 978-1-896-59727-0
The Poor Bastard 1996 Peepshow #1–6 Hardcover: 978-1-896-59767-6
Softcover: 978-1-896-59744-7
Fair Weather 2002 Peepshow #7–10 Hardcover:978-1-896-59756-0
Softcover: 978-1-896-59774-4
Spent 2007 Peepshow #11–14 Hardcover: 978-1-897-29911-1

Animated TV series[edit]

In 2004, it was reported that HBO was developing an animated series based on The Poor Bastard that would be produced by Matt and David X. Cohen.[1] This project was abandoned in 2005.


External links[edit]

  • preview of the Peepshow collection at Drawn and Quarterly's website
  • preview of The Poor Bastard at Drawn and Quarterly's website
  • preview of Fair Weather at Drawn and Quarterly's website
  • preview of Spent at Drawn and Quarterly's website