The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo. $24.95, 280 pages, black and white. Hardcover. Published by Last Gasp.
One of the most beautiful comics ever published. We are lucky to read any Maruo on our continent, and this one is a true stunner. Maruo's imagery is widely circulated online, but his real art is in his storytelling. Here, we encounter an actually upsetting and disturbing world...emotions that other artists flirt with but Mauro actually brings us to feel. And then there's that near perfect drawing.