Picks and Pans Review: With Love from Hell

updated 02/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Matt Groening

As might be expected, postcards drawn by the creator of The Simpsons aren't the right valentines for everyone. If when you fantasize about someone, for instance, those fantasies don't include anything about boiling oil, Groening might not be your most suitable source for greetings.

The 32 cards collected here include panels Groening drew as long ago as 1981. Many relate only vaguely to Valentine's Day, let alone to love, hellish or not. In one, the cover of a magazine called Angry New Ager bills this story: "3 New-Age Ways to Drive Your Neighbors Out of Their Minds: Homemade Bamboo Flute, Gong Therapy, Enlightened Talking Parrot."

Roses are red/ Violets are blue/ Mr. Valentine Sweetheart, Matt/isn't you. (Harper Perennial, paper, $8.95)

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