some great recommendations so far, thought I might add in some gems that have stayed with me and are well worth seeking out. Just keep them away from the kids!
This is something special, I don’t normally go in for anything which so neatly fits into genre, but this is A grade gothic horror with heaps of twists and turns.
Fascinating (and unsettling) work from Dave Cooper, collecting the narrative story from his Weasel series: wannabe artist takes on young woman to model some BDSM inspired photoshoot, and things get pretty weird from there. Preface by Cronenberg should put you in the zone.
Misery Loves Comedy
The misanthropic and endlessly depressing fantasies and autobiography of Ivan Brunetti. I’m slightly conflicted about recommending this, it is simultaneously one of the funniest things I have ever read and certainly the most messed up. I live in fear my child or wife will open it and seriously reassess their opinion of me.
A Small Killing
Don’t hear much talk about this one, which is surprising given it is Alan Moore. And probably my favourite of his work (unless Big Numbers ever gets finished lol lol lol), a stand alone story of an advertising designer losing touch with reality and his past. Great art. Great everything.
As far as new stuff goes, Adrian Tomine’s (Killing and Dying?) and Daniel Clowe’s (Patience) were both great reads, and I’d love to get my hands on the new Brecht Evens.