The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the Cooking For The Whole Picnic Crowd Edition!
Well, here we are again. Get comfy. Tell us what you read this week good, bad or indifferent. I read 52 Week 12 (good as usual), BATMAN #655 (Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, great story, great events), BLACK PANTHER #18 (Civil War "Cease Fire" wedding issue, cool), and more... including this book:
Written and drawn by award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco, BUT I LIKE IT (124-page hardcover with bonus music CD, $24.95) follows the travels and travails of an LA-based rock-n-roll band on it's first European tour. Told in Sacco's inimitable visual journalistic style, BUT I LIKE IT is incredibly fun and entertaining. Sacco's layouts wind all over the page, becoming more progressively distorted as things get wilder with the band. This book is NOT FOR KIDS obviously, but it is for us grown-ups. Give it a try if you like GOOD autobigraphical comics, not one of the endless stream of some 20-something's poorly-drawn navel-gazing-while-still-living-in-Mom's-basement offerings... you won't be disappointed.
Bonus: Click HERE to see more of Joe Sacco's books, ALL of which are great... trust me on this one.
So what did you read?