It’s been mentioned in a few places before now, but this is the first concrete image I’ve seen to support Top Shelf’s one-volume compendium of Eddie Campbell’s excellent Alec stories. The last few Alec stories, Fate of the Artist and How To Be An Artist were absolutely tremendous, and though I sometimes feel like I’m trying to catch up with a lifetime’s worth of inside jokes, the earlier books (which I’ve not read all of) have been pretty worthwhile as well.
This tome is an easy one to predict for next year’s Best of 2009 lists.
Top Shelf says:
Eddie Campbell’s autobiographical masterpiece ALEC is returning in 2009 from Top Shelf — a gorgeous brick of a book in two deluxe formats (hardcover and paperback) designed by The Criterion Collection’s Eric Skillman!
Also, check out Spurgeon’s interview with Eddie.