back in print, at last! Originally published in 1994, City of Glass was ahead of the comics history curve in many respects, with its "serious" literary concerns and dazzling formal inventiveness. It was the most requested out-of-print volume in the history of the Copacetic Comics Company before being brought back in print in this 2004 edition. This edition remains faithful to the original, but has been updated with a new cover as well as a new introduction by Art Spiegelman (see above) that lays out the genesis of this particular work, helping to place it in the proper historical context. Recommended!
The entire published prose oeuvre of this singular contemporary voice is now available, complete in one modestly priced, French-flapped, trade paperback edition. The Invention of Solitude, Hand To Mouth, True Stories (aka The Red Notebook - a Copacetic favorite), Gotham Handbook, The Story of My Typewriter, and Northern Lights are all here. All his previously published critical essays, prefaces, and small occasional pieces are included as well. When you feel yourself in need of some intelligent, stimulating companionship and there's no one available, this volume will fill the bill nicely.