"Simon Hanselmann is the real deal, for sure. He captures that stoner stay-at-home life so accurately that I actually find his comics really depressing and thank god I don't ever have to hang out with anybody like that ever again." - Daniel Clowes
[Hanselmann] doesn't just draw the funny or sexy moments -- he lets the characters and the readers enjoy and laugh, but then he shows the fallout from some of the characters' actions, depicting them as them scared and desperate, pathetic and troubled. Hanselmann's skill at depicting this range of emotions and exploring those consequences is what makes his work so fascinating and so worth rereading. --Alex Dueben"
[Megahex] adds up to a definitely non-heteronormative and often hilarious, and sometimes touching, reading experience.--Robert Kirby
Profane though it is, the narrative of three 20-something roommates casually tormenting each other mixes an intelligent understanding of depression and anhedonia with its crudeness.--Hillary Brown
...Megg s depression isn t your garden-variety Prozac episode. She s so invariably and subtly disconsolate and experiences such disturbing mood swings that it s impossible not to feel at least a tinge of that heavy sadness. And because the book is funny, too they smoke lots of pot her depression seems that much more real.--Nicole Rudick"
Megahex is an existential stoner tale that is part Furry Freak Brothers, part Beavis and Butt-Head, and part Jean Paul Sartre (with some Jackass thrown in for good measure) . It would be easy to dismiss Megahex as another stoner comic. But there s so much lurking beneath the seemingly superficial surfaces -- questions about friendship, loyalty, love, drug addiction, sexual identity, and hopelessness. There are plenty of hysterical Darwin Award-worthy situations in Megahex, but that s not likely to be your takeaway. And what you ll leave with is far scarier than any spook house frights; the fear of looking deeply at yourself in the mirror and finding a monster (or nothing) in your place.--Gareth Branwyn"
Featuring old-school underground comix, but with the style and serial nature of even older-school Sunday newspaper comics strips, Megahex is the sort of comic that could only gestate on the Internet, and only find final, full expression in book form from a publisher like Fantagraphics. [Rating: 4 out of 5 stars]--J. Caleb Mozzocco
Every page is beautiful. Every joke is funny. Every character is a complete asshole.--Nick Gazin
What Simon Hanselmann does with his comics is what any artist and/or writer worth his or her salt does: take you somewhere, make you feel something. The most disturbing, and most exhilarating, moment for me in comics this year, or any year, must be Werewolf Jones taking a cheese grater to his testicles. Pure genius.--Henry Chamberlain
Megahex... subverts all expectations. ... Looking at it you wouldn t expect what looks like a stoner-comedy-romp to take the reader into such heavy material. To readMegahexis to get into the mind and past of the book s fascinating author... --Shelly Atomic"