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, …
Problematic Sketchbook Drawings 2004 2012
by Jim Woodring
Published by Fantagraphics Books
364p, b&w, hardcover, 5"x8"
An interesting peek into Jim Woodring's sketchbooks that suffers terribly from piss-poor book design. From the ill-considered "slap an ugly sticker on it" cover to the greyed-out pages printed larger than original size to the mysteriously high cover price, Fantagraphics does a good job here of making me forget I'm totally psyched about getting a look at Woodring's process. Fascinating stuff like this has trouble working when it's not lovingly presented - if I'm looking at fragments I want something like Gary Panter's modest Satiroplastic sketchbook or Yam Books' new Lollygag anthology. Conclusion: well-titled. -EF