Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Golden Age of D.C. Comics - 365 Days

The Golden Age of D.C. Comics - 365 Days by Les Daniels, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear
Though it's not completely a comic (some of it is writing and talking about comics), this book is pretty amazing. My friend Juliana gave it to me for my birthday, unaware of how psyched I would be when I opened it. Each page is a different panel of a comic and a written explanation of who made it, why they were important, or any other interesting information about the comic. I personally thought this book is pretty amazing, showing really beautiful artwork, from the 30s to the 50s. If you're interested in the history of comics then go out and buy this book.

Action Girl #2

Action Girl #2 featuring: Elizabeth Watasin, Sarah Dyer, Patty Leidy, Leanne Franson, Chantale Doyle, and more!
This anthology of comics is hilarious. There are quite a few different stories in it and each of them is pretty great. Some are really short, some a little longer, but they all have art that is either really amazing or really adorable. The stories are also very funny and some are really beautifully drawn. Definitely check out Action Girl when you get a chance; I think it has great potential.

PAPER CUTTER by Kazimir Strzepek, Liz Prince, Bwana Spoons

Papercutter (issue 5) by Kazimir Strzepek, Liz Prince, Bwana Spoons
Papercutter is a comic with three comics in it. The first of the three is drawn by Kazimir Strzepek, and it takes place on a different planet where there is a rivalry between the northenders and the east. The art by Strzepek is amazing and the story is very funny too. The next story is drawn by Liz Prince, and of course, it's very... Liz Prince-y. The art is cute and it shows Liz meeting Kevin, a friend's friend, and crushing on him. That's really it, but it's really adorable and the usual kind of Liz Prince stuff. The final story is by Bwana Spoons and it shows 3 friends having a tea party discussing a vampire bat and all the stuff they heard about him. It's really hilarious and the stuff they say just keeps getting more and more ridiculous. The art is also really lovely and well done. I suggest you go out and buy any books that you kind find by any of the three artists, and read them right away.