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Holiday Reading


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Here’s a few Halloween reading suggestions.

1. Floyd Gottfredson‘s “Mickey Mouse and the Seven Ghosts”

2. Greg Irons and Tom Veitch‘s “Legion of Charlies”

3. Jack Kirby’s The Demon

4. Hideshi Hino’s Hell Baby

5. Richard Sala‘s The Chuckling Whatsit

Bonus: Kelly Link recommends Lynda Barry‘s Cruddy for the holiday, a book I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read, even though my wife recommended it to me years ago when we first started dating. I might give it a try tonight. Why am I more willing to take advice from a stranger on the Internet than from someone whose tastes I know and trust? That is a recurring thing with me, and it is seriously messed up.

Not recommended: The Nightmare Factory, a new collection of comics based on the work of horror writer Thomas Ligotti. Most of the art here is seriously ugly (and not in a good way). This recent interview with Ligotti is somewhat alarming Halloween reading, though. I think he needs to watch some Laurel & Hardy movies or something.

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