For those whose sense of humor runs to the pitch black, this charmingly perverse little tome from cartoonist Landis Blair outdoes even his inspiration Edward Gorey for gruesomeness. Inked in densely shaded drawings, Blair's gleefully macabre verses visit ordinary places like a subway car or a playground, but spin them in surreal and absurd directions—be it a passenger-munching monster or a merry game of mauling.
"Rarely have I seen an artist whose crosshatched phantasms are more evocative or more disturbing. Landis Blair weaves a world of dark discontents that is as disquieting as it is addictive."—Emil Ferris