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, …
Published by NoBrow Press
60p, b&w, hardcover, 7.25"x6.5"
Is there a cat-in-the-wild comic I do not love? Richard Short's Klaus is a very beautiful (Nobrow released it after all) "Peanuts" flavored comic based on rambling anti-adventure 4-panel grids. Where Steve Wolfhard's hapless Cat Rackham itches and worries his way in and out of trouble, Short's felines maintain a Papa Moomin sense of calm irrationality and a Pogo-ish tendency to contemplate. It's a weird widerness too, with human-form "rats" and ugly mug baby birds that remind me a little of Jon Lewis' True Swamp. Quality stuff. -EF