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Tono Monogatari Cover Image
By Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770464360
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - March 9th, 2021

A beautiful adaptation by the creator of the Yokai comics Kitaro. Tono Monogatari is a collection of folktales from the Tono region of Japan, collected 1910. Mizuki hoped to retrace the footsteps of the folklorists that collected the stories however he was too old, the work he created is his loving retelling of some of the most famous stories of the Yokai as well as his meeting between himself and Kunio Yanagita one of the original researches that collected the stories. The artwork is absolutely beautiful


$15.00
SKU: TRAPPERKEEPER8

Mega Press has consistently publishing some of the most beautiful experimental comics. This year they published 2 new editions of the Trapper Keeper series and a new Megalith. Trapper Keeper 7 is a new comic by one of my favorite contemporary comic artists Lala Albert. Beautiful flower drawings mixed with intimate scenes between a nameless couple.


Trapper Keeper 7 is a collection of strange drawings of monsters  or aliens lurking around a srtange planet rendered in color pencil by Matt Lock.


$145.00
SKU: SOFTNEED23

Really amazing limited edition final issue of the long running journal devoted to William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin as well as the beat writers influence on contemporary literature and art. Published as a 260 page full color oversized art book full of photo's, essays, poetry and printed ephemera.


$30.00
SKU: 9781734324709N

The official description of Grip is “After a strange incident a young woman’s hands are never still.” This wordless comic might be one of the most beautiful comics ever created; from the neon colors to the abstracted motion lines surrounding everything, the whole book feels like it is moving. Very highly recommend.


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Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674971714
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 7th, 2020

Starting in 1915, New Orleans began expanding farther into floodplains and oil companies started digging canals that contributed to erosion of natural barriers, bringing the Gulf of Mexico farther inland, dooming the great city of New Orleans. An exhaustive history of the corruption and greed that led to the devastation of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina in 2005.


As the pandemic shut down the world, people started ordering books they had been putting off, usually longer classics. Lonesome Dove was one of these long classics, by one of my favorite authors (I highly recommend the Thalia Trilogy for more McMurtry). This collection brings together 4 important Westerns that reframed the West as needlessly violent, cruel, and lonely.


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Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

Willis Wu dreams of being Kung Fu Guy, but right now he is stuck playing Generic Asian Man in various scenes on the generic cop show Black and White. Most of the book is Willis’s internal thoughts about his family, racial stereotyping, his apartment building, and how to get himself seen. Infuriating, heartbreaking and hilarious.


The Man Without Talent Cover Image
By YOSHIHARU TSUGE, Ryan Holmberg (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781681374437
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Published: New York Review Comics - January 28th, 2020

J&K Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781683962229
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Published: Fantagraphics - February 4th, 2020

Parallel Lives Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683961406
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Fantagraphics - December 4th, 2018

The Labyrinth Cover Image
By Saul Steinberg, Nicholson Baker (Introduction by), Harold Rosenberg (Afterword by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781681372433
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Published: New York Review Books - November 20th, 2018

We Are All Me: Toon Level 1 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943145355
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Published: Toon Books - September 4th, 2018

Catastrophe: And Other Stories (Art of the Story) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062742735
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Published: Ecco - March 27th, 2018

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Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781501321436
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - March 22nd, 2018

One of my favorite entries in the 33 1/3 series. Each chapter is devoted to a different misreading of Okie from Muskogee. 


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Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass Cover Image
By Denise Markonish, Trenton Doyle Hancock (Contributions by), Frank Oz (Contributions by), Lauren Haynes (Contributions by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9783791358215
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Published: Prestel - July 12th, 2019

First comprehensive monograph of the great Houston artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. Including a primer of his Moundverse, as well as conversations between different artists. 


Anni Albers Cover Image
By Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, Maria Müller-Schareck, Brenda Danilowitz (Contributions by), Magdalena Droste (Contributions by), Nicholas Fox Weber (Contributions by), María Minera (Contributions by), Priyesh Mistry (Contributions by), Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye (Contributions by), T'ai Smith (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780300237252
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Published: Yale University Press - August 7th, 2018

Confessions of a Mask Cover Image
By Yukio Mishima, Meredith Weatherby (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811201186
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Published: New Directions -

The Penguin Book of Hell Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143131625
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 4th, 2018

Duchamp's Last Day (ekphrasis) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781941701874
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Published: David Zwirner Books - November 20th, 2018

I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul: Inside Cook County Jail Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781576878880
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Published: powerHouse Books - December 24th, 2018

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781878972439
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Published: Exact Change - September 17th, 2019

I found a bunch of the Foxfire books a few years ago in a used bookstore in Tennessee, every so often I pick one up, open to a random page and discover something fantastic. Starting in 1966 the Foxfire project was started as a way to document the Lifestyle, craft, cooking, folktales and tall tales of the people of Appalachia.  


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Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681373737
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - October 8th, 2019

One of my absolute favorite children's books reprinted in a beautiful hardcover by New York Review of Books. Remy Charlip's books are always full of beautiful illustrations and absurd wordplay. 


Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World Cover Image
By Jacques Barsac (Editor), Sebastien Cherruet (Editor), Pernette Perriand (Editor)
$60.00
ISBN: 9782072857195
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Published: Editions Gallimard - November 25th, 2019