And The Comic Book Story of Beer made both of them!
And, interestingly, it did so in intimate side-by-side company of baby food on one hand and Twinkies on the other. Interesting parallels, those.
Every time I indulge a belief that I know something about graphic design, along comes a smart and slick publication like this to remind me that I will never be more than a rank amateur.
As a book lover and as someone who briefly flirted with a career in publishing (I spent some time in my early 20s at Little, Brown & Co. and, due to a poorly-considered life decision, no more than a few months at a very nice scholarly press in upstate New York), I love book catalogs almost as much as books themselves. The prospects of reading they offer! They make me want to buy just about every title teased within. And it remains a thrill to see your own work make a cameo within those enticing covers.
Comics lovers should also make sure they make time for Fran Krause’s Deep Dark Fears. And the must-have for the hipster in your life has to be Eilon Paz’s Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting.
These titles cover just about every cool person I know.
Hey, I think I just finished my holiday shopping.
Don’t forget that The Comic Book Story of Beer is available for preorder now. I should also have some news about making personal appearances with the book soon!