What comes to mind when someone tells you to read a comic called Sex Criminals? Do you expect a very sincere and heartfelt story about relationships and connection, that also happens to be hysterically funny? Because that’s what you’d get. One of the joys of reading Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s highly recommended and critically successful comic is the way it toys with your expectations—it’s humane, relatable, and earnest instead of titillating, and as a result, Fraction and Zdarsky have quickly built a large fanbase who proudly call themselves “Brimpers.” (Read the book. You’ll get it.)
You’ve heard about them here before, when the duo announced they would be releasing a collection of their famous “Sex Tips” (it’s best to use the term loosely) in book form. As such, EW thought it would be a great idea to bring them by our studio to ask them for more advice on dating and relationships.
If you’re interested in reading Sex Criminals (you should be), consider picking up the first volume, “One Weird Trick,” which collects the first five issues of the series. It looks like this: