Piero‘s visual style, indicates the irrevocability of the past, even though the book is often a fairly straightforward record.
Whereas Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir is a breezy, yuppie fairy tale told in the service of the ego of its author, Today Is the Last Day is bohemian and brutal and frequently reads like a traveler’s nightmare.
While later installments of the series tend toward graphic-novel length, this book is comprised entirely of short stories, making it an ideal sampler for those new to Sakai’s work.
In time for Christmas, Fantagraphics Books has released two new thick and fancy illustrator retrospectives. One is a coffee-table book about the career of Jack Davis, the other a smaller volume with the portraits of Tony Millionaire.
Reading Congress of the Animals is like playing a pirated video game that has no menu, no instructions, no map of where you’re going, and that gives you no sense of what your objective is.
Reading this book doesn’t just unearth the shivering ghosts of a war many people were content to ignore and forget.