This collects the entirety of the first two issues of the comic book of the same name. The page size of this volume is a bit smaller than the comic books. However, this edition sports new front and back covers by Mr. Chris Ware, more than making up for it. 160 pages; full color throughout.
edited by Ivan Brunetti Published by Yale University Press, this awesome anthology is a worthy successor to McSweeney's 13 as the must have comics collection of the foreseeable future. Editor, Brunetti goes all out to offer us a (OK, well, his) canonical assemblage with the 400 pages of comics here on display, where it is the form itself that is always at the heart of the work represented. The work we find here -- while, of course, being comics -- is also, at some level, telling us something about comics, and this latter value-added feature can be attributed in no small part to Brunetti's editorial approach in assembling this work, which he clearly views as an organic whole. Each artist represented in this collection has a distinct and original approach to the medium that embodies their personal interaction with the comics form as well as -- and this is where this anthology is unique -- with each other piece in the book. This book is organized around the principal of association. The pieces are grouped in clusters that are related in a wide variety of ways, from the form and content of the work to the geographic region and ethnicity of the creators. Brunetti tips his hand right at the outset by starting with the raw, unbridled, free-associative works of Marc Bell, Sam Henderson, Mark Newgarden, Kaz, Tony Millionaire and Bill Griffith (who all, with the exception of Bell, have NYC connections as well). This approach yields many surprising and unexpected connections as well as much that that proceeds in due course.
(1960) directed by Federico Fellini • starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg & Anouk Aimée • Here it is: Indisputably one of the greatest films of all time, the film that captured a fleeting moment in time and yet defined not only an era but a state of mind, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita is now available on DVD. This is the film that pinpointed once and for all the transformation that movies -- Hollywood movies initially, but all of cinema ultimately -- have wrought upon the human soul. We are now all actors in a film, we view are own lives as cinematic spectacles to fulfilled, we are all dying to live la dolce vita. And here we have the definitive DVD edition, completely restored and remastered. You can take it from us – Koch-Lorber have done a terrific job here; at least as good as Criterion in this regard: the image is clean and crisp, the contrast is perfectly calibrated and the sound is sharp. And this 3-disc deluxe edition is loaded with bonus features galore, which you can read abot by clicking on the image at left.