Ferragosto by Jonathan David Lange, $20. Over size book, 250+ pages, full color throughout.
Wow, this is a book like no other. One might compare it to the work of the cartoonist Juliacks, but the book is in its own league, its own universe. The first in a projected 6 volume project (!), Lange touches on depression, addiction, fear and more, all in a style that pushes the boundaries of the form. But I don't see this as an academic formalist exercise...the emotion and honesty behind the project comes through page after page. This is, make no mistake, an ambitious work of art, one that we are proud to carry at DOMINO. Strange, beautiful, rough and in its own way extremely elegant, this is a comic to experience. Must be seen to be believed.