Spiders Peepaw, edited by Char Esme and Ben Mendelewicz. $6.
10 x 8. 40 pages, full color throughout.
Hey this is as cool as it looks---actually, better then it looks. That fun/crazy cover is just one side of this really strong anthology put together by mostly younger cartoonists. The artists here all work in really transgressive styles AND they are alsoreally invested in telling sharp stories. I was particularly into Char Esme's work, which is about as inventive as you can get, with some really beautiful drawing. John Guiterrez also pulled of a really balanced thriller comic with a really cool visual gimmick. I admire the vibe here of some of the artists being into genre but only as a flavoring or launching pad for deeper creativity. Get this book, that cover does not lie.