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, …
Positive Graphic Novelette of Life with HIV
by Tom Bouden
Published by northwest
40p, color, 7"x10"
The cover and the term "graphic novelette" don't quite do justice to this translation of Belgian artist Tom Bouden's nuanced story of a woman, Sarah, and her partner, Tim, learning to live with her HIV positive status. Bouden draws with the exacting clarity and subtle color of Herge, letting the straightforward draughtsmanship be an easy accompanyment for the subtleties of the rich narrative being crafted. -EF