Friday, December 29, 2006

The best book cover of 2006?

Pete Anderson of Pete Lit alerted me to a book cover that is at least as wonderful as the five titles named The Best Book Covers of 2006 by Bookslut.

It's An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories, edited by Ivan Brunetti.

The book earned wide acclaim, including:
"‘Graphic fiction,’ whether fantastical or quotidian, bleak or giddy, begins through this book to feel very much like a movement, like art in a well-conceived gallery show or music in a well-organized festival."
—David Hajdu, New York Times Book Review

"Brunetti's specific interests in the classic gag cartoon and the artists included here expand the dialogue started in Chris Ware's anthology in fruitful ways."
—Art Spiegelman
Click here to listen to an interview with Ivan Brunetti on the Yale Press Podcast.

For Pete's Top 10 reads of 2006, click here.

--Marshal Zeringue