A Cockeyed Menagerie: The Drawings of T.S. Sullivant. $74.99. Hardcover, 400 pages, black and white. Published by Fantagraphics.
Well, here's a book certain people (myself included) have waited decades for. Sullivant's pen and ink world offers a real fascination to anyone whose laid eyes on it, but it's never been collected with any care until now. These are magazine gags from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This book is a window to a particular corner of comics history, but also feels like a modern shock as it's so rarely seen. Beautiful work with a pungent sense of something both essential and alien. Fanta spared no expense in making this thing, we are lucky it's here.