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, …
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Ferrick's strange comic of an ex-bird Lumpy and a visiting arachnid friend is sad and spooky and unlike any other comic I can think of. Panel images are framed in the architecture of the house that Lumpy has been sequestered away in, depressed and casting off bird-hood, and it takes a minute for the drawings of a beakless bird to become legible. The friendship between the odd-looking creatures is melancholic and it grows in organic, mossy ways: dealing with grief, depression and assisted suicide - not a lighthearted story in any way, but eloquent in its construction. -EF