Supposedly "the definitive" book about Alan Moore, by Strangehaven's Gary Spencer Millidge.
The first volume of this series was a well above average horror book, so I'm likely to check this one out. Though it seems like Stephen King is no longer involved, so we'll see what happens.
Bat Boy is fun, but not my favorite work from Peter Bagge. Still, I'll probably check this out (assuming its not all reprints from the Hate Annuals).
I held off buying the singles in anticipation of this collection. It wouldn't surprise me if this is the overwhelming favorite for book of the year in 2011.
This should be great. Marti's an underrated artist, I think. I've read some of these stories in the old '80s Catalan Communications collection, and also liked Marti's Ignatz book.
New Dave McKean GN! Or art book! Or some sort of mixed-media hybrid.
I read the first issue of this series and liked it a lot, but decided to do the whole wait-for-the-trade thing.
I own all the original issues, but still will probably get this collected version. I wonder if Fantagraphics is planning on collecting all of Gilbert's solo stuff in this format, too? I hope so.
I haven't read any of this latest series yet, but I'm sure I will. I loved the first two LOEG series, but was underwhelmed by the Black Dossier.
This is called Louis Sullivan's Idea. It's by Tim Samuelson and is a biography about Sullivan who was a famous architect. The book apparently has some new work by Chris Ware. Not sure if it's a graphic novel, or just some spot illustrations. Probably the latter. Either way, I'm in.
I should be able to relate to this one.
Collecting and hopefully expanding on the awesome NY Times Funny Pages story.
This one has a new short story by Xaime.
I don't know anything about this, but it sounds like it may be Harvey Pekar's final book. Not sure if it's illustrated or straight prose, but definitely worth picking up either way.
*Most of these were culled from hours of searching around Amazon.com (and sorry if it took way too long to load the page; I got a little carried away). I'm sure I missed a bunch of worthy books, but still, this is a formidable list. And it shows how far the medium has come in terms of consistent high quality (yes, I know that's an assumption, but I feel confident it's a safe one).
**I'm also highly anticipating the second installment of Charles Burns' X'ed Out and the final book in Carol Tyler's awesome You'll Never Know trilogy, but couldn't find cover images for either one yet.
***If that weren't enough, my favorite prose writer, Steven Millhauser, has a new collection of short stories due out in the summer called We Others.
****And finally...Meta Maus!!! This site is reporting that some kind of major docu-retro-whatever on Maus is coming: "In fall 2011, Pantheon will publish Meta Maus, a companion toThe Complete Maus – it is the story of why he wrote Maus, why he chose mice, cats, frogs, and pigs, and how he got his father to open up (the new book will come with a DVD of the transcripts of Art’s interviews with his father; it is not a graphic novel, but it is populated with illustrations, photos and other images)." Should be VERY interesting...