Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Books: McSweeney's Comics Issue

I love comics - or graphic novels as they are now referred to. I grew up reading Tin Tin and Asterix. One of my best birthday presents was the complete collection of Tin Tin from my brother.
Well, McSweeney's new
McSweeney's Issue 13 is a comics spectacular. This quaterly "magazine/journal" is Dave Eggers' baby, him of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame. I had not been inclined to buy previous issues, even though the books were so well bound and the paper was so nice. The writing was a bit to avant and banal for me.
Ah, this is a wonderful issue - all these great comics in such a nice book.
Also really nice are the Drawn & Quarterly anthologies. I have two of them. Big books, lucious color on very nice paper. Reminds me of the Tin Tin's I read and re-read as a kid.