Frankenstein: Now and Forever by Baladi. $19.95, 96 pages, black and white. Published by Typocrat

Swiss cartoonist Baladi has published widely in Europe, and this book---one of THE most perfect comics to be published in the early 00s---makes you mad that his work isn't more well known here. This book (again, flawless) didn't make as wide of a splash at the time as it should have...but, that means for you the reader a great moment of new-to-you  comics reading awaits. Baladi uses a discarded copy of Frankenstein as a device to segue into conversations about contemporary life. This description doesn't do justice to the beauty Baladi brings to this of cartooning greatest storytellers, we are lucky this book exists for American readers.