Nit Nit and the Pink Lambda Mystery by Henriette Valium, $35. Oversize hardcover, 28 pages, full color, published by CRNA HRONIKA in Macedonia.

Valium is one of my favorite artists...I feel that his work is one of the most individual and important outputs in recent comics history. This book finds him working with/against one of his primary obsessions: Herge/Tintin. A lot of people stop with the visual assault that Valium offers...but beyond the pleasure found there, we have one of the most brilliant writers in comics. No comics library is complete without Valium standing on a shelf to outshine the rest. As a fan of his once said, in reference to anyone trying to get to Valium's level, 'break your pencils.'