Ralphie and Jeanie by Alabaster Pizzo. $12. 52 pages, full color, magazine size.

Alabaster makes some of the finest, most natural cartooning I've seen in a while. Her perfectly designed characters are fully formed by page 1. This is a comedic comic, a strong contrast to Alabaster's Mimi and The Wolves saga, but we are on equally strong footing here. It's rare to see an artist try something so different than their previous work and pull it off so well, but Alabaster does it---her colors hit as hard as her inky pages. I love looking at the characters on the page, I get sucked into their movements and the way they walk---the story is so well told it almost reads itself to you. Another wonderful comic from this amazing artist.