Bughouse Hardcover by Steve Lafler. $38, hardcover, 406 pages, color cover, black and white interiors.

SPECIAL HARDVOER EDITION OF THE CLASSIC COMIC

I absolutely LOVED this comic when I first encountered it close to two decades ago and I'm thrilled it's back in print. Lafler is an independent cartooning legend and this just may be the best place to jump on to his work if you're unfamiliar. A story of a jazz band's struggle to get to the top, it features some extremely inky and passionate cartooning from Lafler. I found this comic irresistible when I first read it, there's something so pleasurable about how Lafler draws and tells a story. Good stuff for people who like cartooning.