Sunday, December 23, 2007

For Your Last Minute Christmas Shopping

A friend gave Mars Needs Moms to my daughter, and I was stunned at how cool a gift it is. Berkeley Breathed is the cartoonist who brought us the seminal cartoon Bloom County, as well as the subsequent spinoff Opus -- which is not nearly as good. This book however, is touching. And the artwork is extraordinary. Breathed clearly devoted a great deal of time to getting exactly the look he wanted. Here's a sample:

Breathed is a bit odd, but this book is well worth getting. And that's good, because several of our friends will be getting it.

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