Tuesday, December 30

Good reads

After playing "When will UPS drop by today?" for three days, I received a lovely collection of comicbooks yesterday (thank you!).  I of course dived in pretty quick.

The Umbrella Academy written by Gerard Way, art by Gabriel Bá.
Darn fun.  Gooky.  Goofy.  But dark and moving.  Reminds me a lot of Doug TenNapel's work.  And very very pretty.  Your basic superhero team story.

The Alcoholic written by Jonathan Ames, art by Dean Haspiel.
One of those heart breaking works.  Very funny and truth full.  Ames is a regular at The Moth (in fact I am pretty sure I saw him there 3 years ago) and it shows.  

Both are great.