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Post #1028 • July 9, 2007, 4:52 PM • 8 Comments

Alison Bechdel: Fun Home. A richly detailed memoir of Bechdel's childhood with a closeted father and an understandably hard-bitten mother. Time's #1 book (not comic book, book) for 2006. Deservedly.

Gipi: Garage Band. Four buddies of vastly different temperaments and families get together to form a band. Beautifully watercolored; story is not nearly as thin as it sounds.

Rutu Modan: Exit Wounds. A man disappears after a suicide bombing in Hadera, Israel, and it falls to his estranged son and his former lover to find out what happened.

Marjane Satrapi: Chicken with Plums. A classical Iranian musician, his irreplaceable instrument broken, lays down and dies, but not before eight days of visions, recollections, and family surprises.

Jason: You Can't Get There From Here and Meow, Baby! In the former, love goes wrong (and accidentally right) among anthropomorphic animals in a world where "mad scientist" is just another job title, as is "enraged, torch-bearing mob." In the latter, caveman, mummy, and zombie joke clichés are set up and run into each other at high speeds.

Nick Bertozzi: The Salon. A murder mystery set in George Braque's Paris in which he, Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Eric Satie, and their circle do battle with Gauginesque demons unleashed by a magical blue absinthe.

Jeff Lemire: Tales from the Farm. First of a trilogy depicting the fantasy-laced life of an Ontario farm boy.

Walt Holcombe: Things Just Get Away From You. Collected stories, including a one about a romantic, naive, homosexual snail that uses a block of salt for emotional catharsis.

Sparrow continues its series of art books of comics artists with Kent Williams.

Just because I couldn't get the appropriate links to work doesn't mean you shouldn't avail yourself of the Artblog.net bookstore for your purchases. See also:

Cat and Girl: Appetite for Deconstruction. Bonus: the original manuscript of Goodnight Moon.

xkcd: Projection.

Frank Miller .

Dinosaur Comics: .

Not comics, but awesome: . Says one commenter, "When did Mike Gravel hire Yoko Ono as his campaign's Communications Director?"

Comics, but not notable: I just looked over my TMFOM drawings from the day before and pronounced them Meh. Back to... well, you know.

Comment

1.

tea

July 10, 2007, 7:32 PM

The murder mystery sounds cool.
Anyone ever read Y the Last Man? Now thats a good read!

2.

jordan

July 10, 2007, 10:59 PM

The hottest part of a flame is the small cone-shaped cobalt tip.

3.

x

July 12, 2007, 10:57 AM

If you like Satrapi check out "Persepolis"

4.

Art Gallery

July 12, 2007, 10:45 PM

Good site! Congrats! [Thanks! Yours blows. - F.]

5.

wow

July 13, 2007, 1:43 AM

I like the Dino Budda one - it's true comma it's true exclaimation mark

6.

tee-shirt

July 13, 2007, 1:50 AM

yo- anyone read "Barbara-papas"

7.

billermo

July 15, 2007, 1:55 PM

somebody mentioned damien hirst's skull last week? i lol'd.

8.

jordan

July 16, 2007, 3:36 PM

... ah yes billermo, vitrines... I always thought that they were for goldfish and plastic scuba -divers.

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