Notable in comics
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.
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