What a great time to be in the market for a new comic collection. There's the big 20th anniversary Dilbert 2.0 book buy here , the dazzling Cul De Sac buy here , Lio: Silent but Deadly (Lio #2) buy here and one of my favorites The Elderberries collection #1. buy here
The Elderberries is now done by the fabulously talented and eyebrowed, Corey Pandolph. But when it started it was done by legendary cartoonist, Phil "Farley" Frank and his great writing partner Joe Troise. Phil was a master with the brush and his style was warm and folky ... simplistic to the eye .. but as Corey can attest nuanced and sophisticated ... and difficult to replicate.
Phil passed away last year, but this book is a great testament to the man's talent and skill. I was lucky to have a few years to work with him. He was modest, a gentleman and an optimist. A rarity these days. I miss him. -JG