Fight: everything you ever wanted to know about ass-kicking but were afraid you'd get your ass kicked for asking
, Eugene S. Robinson.
He sings in a heavy art-rock band
, and he's into combat sports. Robinson seems like an interesting guy, and I feel confident he's got an interesting book in him. But I'm not sure this one is it. It reads like an extended piece of magazine journalism, somewhere between Vice
. There's a target audience for this kind of thing.First and Fifteenth
, Steve Powers
Graf writer/renaissance man Espo
, well-known for his The Art of Getting Over
, has also published this bright, funny book, which he calls 'pop art short stories,' and Random House's blurb writer calls 'brief urban stories which straddle the line between graphic novel and work of art.' Recommended for graf fans and comic fans, and people who like pigeons. Check out his Studio Gangster
while you're at it.The Octonauts & the Sea of Shade
; The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster
Very cute, lavishly- and lovingly-illustrated children's books from the SF-based design team. Very, very cute, and highly recommended for hipster parents, people who like Sanrio, children's-lit nerds and my pal Bryan.