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, …
Notebook Drawings 2011 2012
by Jim Rugg
Published by AdHouse Books
48p, full color, 8"x10.5"
"Notebook Drawings" is a collection of some of Rugg's ballpoint drawings of fan art and pop culture splicing reprinted with lush reproduction in a fully-realized notebook format.
The stuff he draws - deers with guns, comic book panels, trans He-Man, Futura typeface - I could sort of care less about - it cashes in heavily on nostalgias I don't carry- but his rendering techniques are undeniably off-the-chain. I'd say the lined notebook paper also gives the drawings a nice context, one of assumed privacy and obsession. -EF