Father by Gabriel Howell, $20. 30 pages, magazine size, perfect bound, black and white throughout.

Wow...I picked this up at CAKE 2018, and it remains one of the best comics Ive read since then. Honest, unsettling, made with a tremendous amount of skill (all the while remaining stunningly unique), this is a comic to contend with. I'd never heard of Howell's work before reading this, but this single volume serves as an introduction to a fully formed cartoonist. Themes of art, family, failure and fear all creep around the edges in a work that breathes thought and honed execution. Get this book!!