Monday, September 28, 2009


Some of the best books I read this year, old and new, are about family relationships.

- Stitches by David Small (Norton)
- The Complete Jack Survives by Jerry Moriarty (Buenaventura Press)
- George Sprott by Seth (D&Q)
- Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
-- Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
- Garage Band by Gipi (First Second, this is old)
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Mariner, this is old)

Here's something about Stitches: (six figure deal!)

Is this the start of a new trend? But family, they are the ones that can build and destroy us. I should put The Resident Tourist Volume 3 by Troy Chin in this category as well.

Others I like this year:

- Queen & Country Definitive Edition Vol 4 by Greg Rucka (Oni Press)
- Mini Marvels Secret Invasion by Chris Giarrusso (Marvel)
- BPRD (Dark Horse, a real lifesaver in relieving work stress)
- Air (Vertigo)
- West Coast Blues by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette (FB)
- Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Bookheroes 1936-1941 ed. Greg Sadowshi (FB)

The Israeli comic artists are really good too. People like Rutu Modan and a relatively newcomer, In The Flesh by Koren Shadmi (Vilard Books)

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