030) Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, finished May 30
My latest Eisner Excuse, this charming and moving book from the brother/sister team that does Babymouse and Squish features a human, ten-year-old protagonist, but instead of the silly, madcap funfests I associate with them, this is about a little girl coming to grips with her brother's addiction while visiting her grandfather in Florida. It's subtle and patient and darn good.one sitting
029) Best American Comics 2015 edited by Jonathan Lethem, finished May 30
Although he acquitted himself fine, don't you think Lethem is a weird choice for this gig? I mean, come one.six months
Anyway, I did enjoy a greater-than-average percentage of the work this year. Books I need to seek out and finish:
Kill My Mother by Jules FeifferI may start with Closser....that one was genuinely terrific.
The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple
Woman Rebel bt Peter Bagge
Little Tommy Lost by Cole Closser
Mimi and the Wolves by Alabaster Pizzo
INFOMANIACS by Matthew Thurber
If they ever pick someone as obviously as wrong as Lethem again, say, me, I'll tend to select whole pieces rather than excerpts. As usual, reading a complete piece was always better than reading a piece of a piece. Which only makes sense.
028) G Is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton, finished May 21
The experience surrounding a reading of a book can really influence the experience of reading a book.i dont even know like a week i guess
I had to read the climax and conclusion of this novel in tiny interrupted pieces and so the ending, which, as I postmortem it, seems perfect, came off sudden and weird. Shame. I like these books. (See below.)
027) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 2: Squirrel You Know It's True by Ryan North & Erica Henderson, finished May 20
This volume was even better at getting me to laugh aloud. So: win.maybe three days
026) "F" Is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton, finished May 12
One of the reasons behind the first exception to this year's no-new-books-started rule was to let me keep working my way through these Kinsey Millhone books. And here's my first fo the year.TIME
I haven't put a lot of thought into why I like these books enough to want to read them all (not a normal feeling for me, to be sure), but here's a couple observations from this sixth entry.
1. Kinsey's very normal. And while she's more able to talk to people than me, she just keeps plugging along until things make sense. And they don't until they do. That's pretty real. And it makes her more fun to spend time together with than my nonbuddy Sherlock Holmes.
2. This one surprised me near they end by getting emotional about father-daughter relationships. I didn't see it coming and so my defenses were down.
Which might be a way of saying that these are some of the meatiest potato chips I've ever eaten.
(But I also recognize that I don't eat a lot of potato chips, so what do I know?)
Previously in 2016