My Boy by Olivier Schrauwen. $24. Oversize, hardcover. 79 pages. Full color.
Schrauwen is currently one of the most beloved and astounding European cartoonists well know to American audiences. This, his first book, is largely unseen by fans of his work with Fantagraphics. Working, as he often does, on a riff beyond a riff of a certain mode of cartooning, Schrauwen here shows himself in more pure comedy form, without giving up any of the visual beauty so integral to his work. In fact, in terms of drawing, this is one of his most breathtaking works.