SEAN: It’s a small week, but there’s a few items of interest here, definitely. That said, in terms of the title I’m most intrigued by, it has to be What Is Obscenity?, which I plan on picking up at TCAF, despite the inherent dangers of testing Canadian customs. And then probably reading it while listening to “The Power Of Pussy” by Bongwater.
ASH: An excellent choice, Sean! And, despite the most recent volumes in some of my favorite series like Requiem of the Rose King being released this week, What Is Obscenity? is my pick, too. I actually just reviewed the wonderfully remarkable, playful, and subversive comic memoir and highly recommend it.
MICHELLE: I will buck the trend and award my pick to volume ten of Fumi Yoshinaga’s always wonderful What Did You Eat Yesterday?. It’s been ten months since volume nine was released, but the wait is finally over! Happily, there’s only a six-month wait for volume eleven. Still long, but bearable.
ANNA: I’m most interested in the latest volume of Requiem of the Rose King. The combination of history and drama with Aya Kanno’s masterful art is hard to resist.
MJ: I’ve been incredibly torn this week, with a new volume of my beloved What Did You Eat Yesterday? and a number of other interesting prospects on the way. In the end, though, I guess I’m with Anna here. My personal obsession with Requiem of the Rose King in all its strangeness and beauty has me firmly in its thrall. There’s no other way for me this week.