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, …
Milk Teeth #1
by Kate Lacour
20p, color, 6.75"x10.25"
Lacour blends the brutalities of mythology and nature into a tight comic fixated on ruthless femininity and anatomical detail. It's also a comic that wears its influences on its sleeve, half-stylizing itself to suit the fauna. I would say those choices work to a certain point, but also toe the line with contrivance. Where this comic truly shines is in its narrative remagining of the unreal - envisioning the tooth fairy as a parasitic wasp, or cherubic putti as operating with the biological processes of song birds. Milk Teeth excels at this kind of conceptual grafting in unexpected and thoroughly satifying ways. -EF