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In 2012, several high-profile comics creators added landmark works to their already impressive legacies. With Building Stories, Chris Ware offered 14 volumes of comics, each with its own meticulous, anagrammatic take on despair, and stuffed them into a box. Alison Bechdel followed up her much-lauded 2006 memoir, Fun Home, with Are You My Mother?, another deep dive into the turbid waters of the parent-child bond. The result was messier and less finished, but profoundly personal — and vividly real.
Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder told a gorgeous, haunting — and haunted — tale of grief and redemption. And, in God and Science, the Hernandez Brothers dosed their skillful characterizations with a hit of superheroic whimsy.
These volumes are destined for many “Best Comics of 2012” lists, and rightly so. But some other, less familiar names produced outstanding works that haven’t gotten the column inches they deserve. Here are just a few of the intriguing, hilarious and/or enlightening titles you might have missed.
I got Building Stories for Christmas. I had no idea what it was, the box was huge. James explained it to me, and it’s amazing! I am so excited about it, I love different, quirky stuff like it.
Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis literally shake the dust off the ceiling tiles at the NPR Music offices in a Tiny Desk Concert.
Photo: Lauren Rock/NPR
you really really need to watch this video, it’s super quality!
Glad to see most of my picks were in the top ten…which obviously makes me an awesome person. The rest makes for a great “to read” list.
Terry Goodkind making the list at all makes me want to sit on a dull knife, though.
Awesome! Happy to have a list like this at my disposal. Oh dear, flowers for algernon, I’m about to cry thinking about it! There’s so many books on here I’ve meant to read! You know the phrase “so many books, so little time”