Windowpane by Joe Kessler, $26. Digest size, 132 pages, softcover. In color. Published by Breakdown Press.

Windowpane, the series by Joe Kessler, feels like comics as paintings, but not paintings that are thick with pigment or mark making, but instead true comics painting: layering thoughts, shapes and compositions on top of and against each other, to create a response. Widely acclaimed, this book reprints Windowpane 3 and 4, as well as new material.