The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein & Colin Dickey (Morbid Anatomy Press) $30.00 - 28 lavishly illustrated essays about the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine as well as death and the macabre. Topics include the catacombs of Palermo, books bound in human skin, …
Eye of the Majestic Creature #5
by Leslie Stein
48p, b&w with color cover, 6.5"x10"
Hot on the heels of the EOTMC collection Fantagraphics releaed this Spring comes a brand new issue of one of my favorite minicomics, Eye of the Majestic Creature. This time, things take a turn for the worse: even deceptively happy-go-lucky elements like LarryBear's anthropomorphic guitarfriend Marshmallow are getting drunk a little to much. Stein sets Larry's New York life of arbitrary retail and sand counting to the grim realist prose of Dreiser's Sister Carrie. It's a bit of heartwrench punctuated with Stein's unflappable dark humor, bleaker certainly but still brilliant. -EF