I got a chance to actually thumb through this book, Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon, and I must own it very soon. I love Vera. I have written about her before. And I collect her textiles as well. And whenever I see one of her pieces I feel as though I am saying hi to my Grandmother, which is pretty awesome. So, there you go. Hi, Grandma.
I think I have all of these that have been published, and this year's The Best American Comics 2010 I will be buying as well. If I don't get it as a gift first. Hint.
This is the sequel to the first book, Lonely Werewolf Girl, by Martin Millar which I read a bit back and blogged about. I am so excited (and nervous!) to read this second one, because what if I don't love it as much? I will be okay either way, but you know what I mean, because I sure love the first one a whole lot.
I have admired Maira's illustrations for a long time. I bought Stay Up Late (now out of print) back in 1993 and I have been hooked ever since. Stay Up Late is a thin paperback book of her amazing illustrations depicting the lyrics of the Talking Heads song of the same name. So incredibly awesome. I have been slowly collecting her work as it appears in various forms every since, so I need this, obviously. Her work makes me want to put down whatever I am doing and draw and paint immediately. I can't think of anything cooler than that.