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, …
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
94p, color, hardcover, 8.5"x11"
A skillfully warped and visually gorgeous fairy story concerning a forest-folk social scene that springs up around a little girl's corpse. Beautiful Darkness tackles the descent from petty cruelties and casual pecking orders into Machievellian self-preservation, cold-hearted revenge and arbitrary evil. It's a perfect trip down the Lord of the Flies path, with plenty of specific wit and horror along the way, a Breaking Bad for The Brothers Grimm. -EF