Written by musician, writer, and (let's face it) unabashed showman, Brontez Purnell, and illustrated by cartoonist, publisher, and cover-letter-writer, Janelle Hessig, these hilariously sordid stories are guaranteed to haunt your dreams.
“The Cruising Diaries should be obligatory reading in every elementary school. Since I'm guessing that won't happen; BUY THIS BOOK. The stories will make you laugh out loud every time you read them. ” - Kathleen Hanna, musician, Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin.
“...I nearly came in my pants I laughed so hard. The Cruising Diaries is intimate, sincere, and direct. And that's a lot to get in this world... ” - Darius James, author of That's Blaxploitation!, Negrophobia, and The United Stated of Hoodoo.
“Already familiar with the brilliant genius that is Brontez Purnell, I had no idea that his hilarious, ridiculous, way-too-real stories of sex on the fly was lacking illustrations! Janelle Hessig's outrageous comics are the, um, icing on this creampie, one last laugh when you thought you were tapped. This little book is a classic. ” - Michelle Tea, author of Valencia, The Chelsea Whistle, and A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek.
Brontez Purnell is a writer, dancer, and a musician in bands such as The Younger Lovers. He lives in Oakland, California.
Janelle Hessig is a cartoonist, writer, and publisher (who has recently decided to come to terms with writing about herself in the third person.) She lives in Oakland, California with her pets, Noodles and Stanley.