Weekly Top 10

1. Last Words of the Executed by Rob Elder (University of Chicago Press) $22.50 – Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, this book explores the cultural value of these final statements from relatively unknown executed inmates as well as the famous, such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown. To watch footage of the event celebrating the book’s release, click on the image below!lastwordsevent
2. Craphound #4 Clowns Devils and Bait (Show & Tell Press) $12.00
3. Bitch #47 $5.95
4. Henry And Glenn Forever (Microcosm) $4.00
5. Wax Poetics #41 $9.99
6. Juxtapoz #114 Jul 10 $5.99
7. Big Questions #14 Title and Deed by Anders Nilsen (D+Q) $7.95
8. Lose #2 by Michael Deforge $5.00 – Bacterial throwdown-throwup in this new beautifully drawn book mostly about -what else- deadly festering horse parasites. Love it. -EF
9. Weathercraft: A Frank Comic by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Down the wormhole we go with Manhog, spiraling through the vaguely Midieval worldspheres of the Unifactor. This new [hardcover] volume is a full force onslaught of Woodring’s glorious geography of constantly shifting torments and delights and its effects are longer lasting than most psychedelic drugs I could compare it to. -EF
10. You Dont Get There From Here #14 by Carrie McNinch $2.00 – An all-around life affirming issue of this nice diary series. Lots of intense dental work is offset by a jaunt to Oaxaca and plenty of coffee, coyote sightings and hangouts.