This is what it looks like when Walt Disney and Salvador Dali sort of collaborate. Sure makes you wonder what could have come of a deeper partnership.
Another delicious fruit of the Kickstarter era. Never before would a work as personal and idiosyncratic as Alec Longstreth’s BASEWOOD have seen publication in such a beautifully produced oversized edition, a handsomely made book containing a flawlessly cartooned story of loss, survival and connection.
38. GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
OK, so none of us have actually gotten around to seeing it yet. But we’re so happy to have more Wes Anderson in the world that we’re listing it anyway.
37. MONSTERS & TITANS – the BATTLING BOY art book
Finally, we can see BATTLING BOY artwork the way it deserves to be seen: BIG.
36. This Terrifying Short Film
Watch if you’re sick of sleeping, and would prefer never to do it again.
35. New Wu Tang Album
They are pressing one single copy of their new double album, which will be sold to the highest bidder. Something tells me we won’t end up finding this one for $3 in the bargain bin of the Princeton Record Exchange, like we did with 36 Chambers in 1997.
stray bullets killers #1 & stray bullets uber alles edition: back with a bang, david lapham’s ‘lost’ masterpiece returns this week with an ‘uber’ edition that collects the original series, an issue that wraps up the original run, and this brand new series. lapham crafts crime stories that read like slice of life tales from the suburbs. he’s a pretty flawless storyteller, and anyone who hasn’t checked out the world he created in STRAY BULLETS is urged to get into it.
beasts of burden hunters & gatherers : this book is an instant smile whenever it comes out. evan dorkin’s wit and characterizations perfectly inform the watercolor world of animal paranormals that jill thompson paints. down to the distinctive lettering of jason arthur, all the details are in place to immerse you into this charming, sometimes scary world tailor-made for anyone who loves animals or hellboy.
secret avengers #1 : this reads and looks like an outtake from HAWKEYE & FRIENDS. that’s a good thing. bang-up job establishing the team and tone here by ales kot and michael walsh.
the fox #5 : haspiel & company go out with a bang, wrapping up the initial arc with all the whimsy, winks, and cartoony punch the series promised. lots of good character beats here that make me look fondly toward the next, just-announced run.
cannon by wallace wood : the master does comic strips like no one else before or after. a pristine collection of wood’s military journal strips produced as entertainment for those soldiers overseas during the height of the cold war. so, so good.
east of west #10 : onwards with one of the best monthly series in years.
manifest destiny #5 : continually entertaining. a nice change of pace book.
ff volume 2 tpb : wrapping up matt fraction & mike allred’s run on one of the best things to come out of MARVEL NOW.
What if Winsor McCay threw a party, and EVERYBODY came?
As the artist behind such glowingly gorgeous creations as SANDMAN: BRIEF LIVES, BEASTS OF BURDEN and SCARY GODMOTHER (as well as a delightful page in our own first book, ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE), the remarkable Ms. Thompson has one of the wildest imaginations and most sumptuously appealing styles in all of comics. She will be painting her Little Nemo in watercolor, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
In the past year, the frizzy-headed, turbo-powered explosion of comics and creative energy that goes by the name Ulises Farinas has created such bizarrely wonderful entertainments as the post-apocalyptic Pokemon western GAMMA, the Twilight Zone-ish anthology AMAZING FOREST, and the eye-poppingly, mind-numbingly awesome JUDGE DREDD: MEGA CITY 2. Next, he’ll be creating a Nemo strip of his own.
The one and only Rob Woods, Locust Moon’s main muse and maestro, the madman behind DEPRESSED PUNX, 36 LESSONS IN SELF DESTRUCTION and the upcoming Locust Moon Press title SIX SEXY SEX STORIES OF THE SEXUALLY DEPRAVED, is dreaming up a nightmarish Nemo as only he can. Help support his GOFUNDME campaign to keep him in ink, cigarettes and Pop Tarts while he makes the magic happen.
We’re keeping this list of Nemo names updated with most of the contributors we have publicly announced – so check it out if you’re wondering who else has signed up! And our first revealed pages from the book can be found here.