“The End of the ***ing World” heading to Netflix!

Image from TEOTFW TV series

In 2013, Charles Forsman (’08) completed The End of the ***ing World, a look into the bleak lives of teenagers James and Alyssa. In 2013, then–film student Jonathan Entwistle create a short film of the comic. In 2014, he directed a pilot episode for a TV show. And now the show is coming to Netflix! Channel 4 launched the series in the UK on October 24.

 

  • Brian Donaldson, The List: In the final analysis, The End of the ****ing World reflects poorly on parents with all the mums and dads on show having damaged their kids by abandoning them in one form or another.
  • Chortle: [Charlie Covell] said: ‘From the minute I got sent Chuck Forsman’s comics to read, I wanted in.
  • Dave Soliz, Nightmare on Film Street Podcast: The comics were successful for depicting the increasingly dark tendencies of James and the willfully ignorant, blinded love of Alyssa.
  • Halli Goldman, The Playlist:  Let’s all hope we aren’t obliterated before the debut of [this] new Netflix show….
  • Victor Stiff, Film School Rejects: …it has been on my reading list ever since I heard it described as “Catcher in the Rye” by way of Badlands.

Image from TEOTFW TV series

Originally published under Charles’s own imprint, Oily Comics, Fantagraphics has released a new edition in anticipation of the Netflix show. When it was originally released, it came out to great acclaim:

  • 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic, issue 16 of the original series
  • Notable Comic in Best American Comics 2013, issues 1–7 of the original series
  • A Wired’s Best Comics of 2013
  • A Comics Alliance’s Best Comic Books of 2013
  • A Comics Bulleting’s Top 10 Original Graphic Novels of 2013
  • A Locust Moon’s Top 40 Comics of 2013

The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

Post by Angela Boyle (’16).

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