The Mighty Boosh how I love thee! Surrealist comedy heroes of ABC TV, Howard Moon and Vince Noir are such a crazy creative pair that I couldn't help but fall for them. How fabulous that they have released this, The Mighty Book of Boosh, and what a corker it is.
You either get their humour or you don't, there can be no middle ground. Sam and I are hopeless fools, quoting dialogue (it's an outrage!), downloading radio versions, and doing many of Bob Fossil's ludicrous dances, such as 'The Confused Slappy Dance: Slap your face as hard as you can and look confused. Then fight the air as hard as you can with vicious punches and kicks. All of this should be done with the grace of an elk and the violence of an elk.'
Every page of this book has been lovingly rendered in immense detail; photos, cartoons, correspendence, collage, paintings, scrapbook doodlings, prose, crimps, poetry, nonsense, more nonsense, instructions and endless enthusiasm.
Every character ever featured in the show gets a look-in; Hamilton Cork, the Crack Fox, Bruno Mindhorn, Neon and Ultra, Sir Dixon Bainbridge, and all the regular favourites, I especially love Naboo's genie inspired New Balance kicks!!
These guys seem to do it all, write, perform, design and make sets, costumes, characters, music and now books. There's even a mini comic inside this hefty hardback, it's so good! 300 pages, glorious colour, texture and detail, and nominated for a best book award in the UK.
Listening to: Prince - The Everlasting Now
I would link this to youtube, but as we all know, Prince removes the audio from all videos of which he does not authorise - a pedantic man but I love him nonetheless!