Out of the series of Best American Comics series, this anthology was my least favorite. I resented being lectured by the author to “read it like a book… stop skimming,” when I was already following his insistent directions.
Highlights included an excerpt from Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel, and Canadian Royalty by Michael DeForge (I love everything that DeForge does, to be sure).
I had an issue with the presentation of Building Stories in the anthology–what is arguably the best graphic novel of the decade was formatted horrendously. It is an unconventional graphic novel, and any attempt to put it into a book format does it a serious disservice.
Face of the New West: A memoir of race & racism in Calgary, Canada.
Which of the 11 American Nations do you live in? : an interesting analysis of politics by region.
Not a Group House, Not a Commune: Experiments in Group Housing: I’m obviously a big hippie, but this sounds ideal to me.
Architecture & Violence: 9/10
Best American Comics 2014: 5/10
My goodreads review:
Prayers for the Stolen: 7.5/10 (I had some issues with this book– who has the right to write about a given subject?)
Content From the Corners of the Internet:
The 10 Least Inspiring Quotes on this Lululemon Tote: “Children are the orgasm of life.”