Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics
by Paul Gravett
Encyclopedic history of the Japanese comics form, tracing its history, major artists, multiplicity of styles, and its worldwide cultural impact. This is an eye-opening introduction to one of the major developments in comics, and it is vividly illustrated throughout. The remaining few people still insisting that it never got better than the X-Men and that the Ford Taurus is the most economical car ever designed need to face up to the global realities.