Floating Heads

Today, Rob Clough is here with a review of Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger's The Late Child and Other Animals.

The Late Child and Other Animals is simultaneously Marguerite Van Cook's biography of her mother and her own autobiography, detailing five crucial turning points in both their lives. Written and expressively colored by Van Cook and illustrated by her husband James Romberger, these turning points are captured as a series of five poetic but emotionally restrained vignettes. That restraint was certainly a learned behavior, given that for her mother and herself showing emotion and breaking down was a sign not just of weakness, but the very difference between life and death.

Meanwhile, elsewhere:

—Etelka Lehoczy has a good review of Daniel Clowes's Complete Eightball for NPR.

—Rachel Cooke writes about the 25th anniversary of Drawn & Quarterly for The Guardian.

—Peter Huestis shares some of the college art of Mort Walker.