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, …
Infinite Wait and Other Stories
by Julia Wertz
Published by Koyama Press
228p, b&w, softcover, 6.5"x9"
Wertz's comics took a cohesive and dramatic shift in her last book Drinking at the Movies. Infinite Wait continues the trajectory into personal and often painful territories grounding difficult subjects with astute and acerbic wit. The book is in three distinct sections: first, a jaunty journey through Wertz's entire work resumé, second, the anchor story of the volume a chronicle of her life during a long diagnosis and adjustment to systemic lupus, and rounding out with a short love letter to libraries and reading. Nice. -EF