by T. Hodler
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Here’s a few Halloween reading suggestions.
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.