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Chewing Gum in Church is the new "Yikes" book by Steven Weissman, starring "Sweet" Chubby Cheeks, Kid Medusa, the Pullapart Boy, Elzie Crisler, Dead Boy, X-Ray Spence and, of course, Li'l Bloody. In a series of one page strips, this cast, having survived enough adventures to fill three mass-market paperbacks, now "settles" into a daily routine of cruelty, failure, jealousy, bitterness, gluttony, sloth, violence, arrogance, and stupidity. But especially stupidity. This is Weissman's first full-color book, which is hard to imagine for an artist so renowned for his color sense.
"Steven Weissman is the best cartoonist to explore the fantastic world of children since John Stanley (Little Lulu)." – Gilbert Hernandez
"Weissman indirectly captures childhood better than most literal representations do." – The Onion
"Steven Weissman is a cartoonist who is so good, so funny, and so original that he doesn't have to be serious to be taken seriously." – Jaime Hernandez