- Posted by Johanna on July 31, 2013 at 7:30 am
- Category: Shopping Guide
It’s the fifth Wednesday of the month, so releases are something of a mixed bag. But there are a few highlights I wanted to draw attention to.
First is a re-release of Capote in Kansas from Oni Press. It’s now in hardcover ($19.99) and tells the story of Truman Capote researching In Cold Blood. It’s fictional, but its treatment of the outsider and how one struggles for art is fascinating.
For manga, Vertical concludes the suspenseful Limit series with Volume 6 ($10.95). Will the teens survive their time stranded in the wilderness? I won’t tell.
On the coffee table/art object front, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Tales is a lovely time capsule of poems and illustrations. Along similar lines, I haven’t seen Candlewick Press’ Bluffton: My Summers With Buster ($22.99), but the premise — a young Buster Keaton summers in a small town, where he changes the life of a regular boy — is fascinating, and the preview pages beautiful. The fuzzy, dreamlike watercolors suit an historical story of nostalgia.