One of us little mice went out of town last week. Did you miss us nibbling at you about the weekly top 10 or new stuff? Well, we’re back in full force! Will you be here this Thursday (April 7th) to see J. Bradley read from The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You is a Robot? Or perhaps you’ll be here this Saturday (April 7th) for Free Comic Book Day? See you then!
1. Maximumrocknroll #336 May 11 $4.00
2. Hi Fructose #19 $6.95
3. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace (Little Brown) $27.99
4. Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #2 by Laura Park $3.00 – At SBX 2008, Ms Park received the “Outstanding Artist” Ignatz award… read this comic and find out why!
5. If You Knew Then What I Know Now by Ryan Van Meter (Sarabande) $15.95
6. So This Is What It’s Come To: A Comic Zine About the Trials and Tribulations of OK A by Liz Prince $3.00
7. Doris #28 by Cindy C. $2.00 – This issue of Doris talks about rural living, defining collective goals, miniature horses, the impact “Roots” had on conversations about racism in the predominantly white suburb she grew up in, as well as a personal account of her own awareness of racism. Cindy also spends some time here reflecting on her memories of Samantha Jane Dorsett and punk sobriety.
8. Ugly Things #31 $8.95
9. Mister Wonderful: A Love Story Daniel Clowes (Pantheon) $19.95 – Just down the block from Enid Coleslaw’s house, abrasive middle-aged losers are attempting to blind date each other. Mister Wonderful collects Clowes’ New York Times serial plus 40 pages of new material, driving the Wilson bus further down Pathetic Reality Road straight toward the glimmer of hope in our watery blue eyes…
10. Proximity #8 Education As Art $12.00 – Writing the book on learning as art and the art of learning: Proximity #8 comes from all angles, focuses, builds, supports. Weighing in at 232 pages, this volume does an exceptional job with a wide variety of profiles, interviews and portfolios and essays, staying both solidly local and vitally connected, you’d be hard pressed to find a smarter art magazine.