Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Holiday Picks by Benn and Dina

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Here are some Holiday picks for you by Dina:

Acme Novelty 20 by Chris Ware

Our best living person creates another wonderful book. This takes place in the Rusty Brown universe but I'm pretty sure a page of this was in "Building Stories" which was very surprising and means I have to go reread all that stuff.


The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

There is an anecdote in here in the chapter about Oliver Sacks having "face blindness" and he's at a restaurant and thinks he's combing his beard in a mirror but it turns out he's just staring through a window at another guy with a beard who he thought was himself. And the guy is staring back all freaked out. That's HILARIOUS.


Make Me a Woman by Vanessa Davis

I love Vanessa Davis' comics. Reading them is like hanging out. And also they make you feel like you might as well draw some comics, too, cause why not? What's stopping you??


What I Did and Almost Silent by Jason

Jason's silent comics are so great. The monster ones in Almost Silent and Hey Wait in What I Did especially. They are funny and sad and those are the two things a person wants.


I Want You by Lisa Hanawalt

This came out last year but if everyone you know doesn't already have it you should probably buy it for them.


Mark Cobain Tshirt

This shirt commemorates the life of Mark Cobain.


These are Benn's Holiday Picks:

Destroy All Movies!!! by Zack Carlson / Bryan Connolly

I admit, I have a fetish for film reference books. And I also have a soft-spot in my heart for punk films - Repo Man, The River's Edge, Suburbia... there are so many more. And this book collects them all so you can watch them all.


Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great by Rick Meyerowitz

Right off the bat, the title announces how awesome this National Lampoon retrospective is going to be. No other publication, with the exception of MAD Magazine, has had such a profound influence on comedy in the past 4 decades, and this book underlines that point.


Intelligent Design Coloring Book by Pastor Brett Pirkle

What holiday family gathering isn't complete without some conflict? This book is perfect for the child of the crazy religious relative. Give this as a gift and enjoy what happens next.


What Was The Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation by Mark Greif / Kathleen Ross / Danya Tortrici

The prefect gift for the intellectual hipster in your life. This book is the result of a symposium, and it makes for fascinating reading.


The World's Best Whiskies: 750 Essential Drams from Tennessee to Tokyo by Dominic Roskrow

Not just a gorgeous, boozy, coffee table book, but also a very respectable guide to whiskies you'll really want to try. If you drink whiskey, that is.

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