STAFF PICKS :: SOCK MONKEY TREASURY HC :: MARCH 19, 2014

March 17, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: SOCK MONKEY TREASURY HC: This is one I’ve been anticipating for some time now. ┬áAt over 300 pages, this sprawling treasury collects all twelve of Tony Millionaire’s award winning Sock Monkey comics, plus a full color novella, an illustrated storybook and a full length graphic novel. ┬áMillionaire’s work, while easily enjoyed by young readers, is also something that adults can appreciate. ┬áThere’s an underlying sense of the odd and twisted in these narratives, which are wonderfully rendered in a style that conjures up memories of E.H. Shepard and Lewis Carroll fever dreams. ┬áThere’s also humor here, though it’s not nearly as dark as you might have seen in Millionaire’s decidedly adult Maakies strips. ┬áWith most of these books out of print, and the individual comics especially difficult to find, this treasury is absolutely the perfect opportunity to see why so many people respect Tony Millionaire and his inimitable work. ┬áJust check out THIS incredible preview available on Fantagraphics’ website to see why I’m so excited about this book.┬ásockmonkey

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