Monday, December 28, 2009

These Are The Comics I Gave My Kinfolk For Christmas

I'd originally intended to post this pre-X-mas, but on the off chance that one of my family members somehow happened upon this blog (yeah, right!), I figured I'd better wait. Fast forward four days, and now that all of the gifts have been distributed and the fill-in-the-name thank-you cards emailed en masse, I figured it was safe to share. So now, without further intro, a brief list of the comic books I gave to my comics-curious family.

To the 6th grade nephew who likes Bone, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, and monster movies:

The first two
Dungeon books by Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar.
The Essential Godzilla by Doug Moench, Herb Trimpe, et al.

To the 9th grade niece who likes emo music, shopping at Hot Topic, and the Death Note anime:

The Umbrella Academy
by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
The first three xxxHOLIC books by Clamp.

To the 11th grade nephew who likes death metal, skinny jeans, and zombie movies:

The first three Detroit Metal City books by Kiminori Wakasugi.
The Walking Dead Omnibus volume 1 by Robert Kirkman, et al.

To the 40-something sister who loves sappy BBC costume melodramas and reads almost as many comics as me:

The first three Emma books by Kaoru Mori.
Future Lovers volume 1 and 2 by Saika Kunieda.

To the 40-something British brother-in-law who likes beer, wine, and looong conversations fueled by beer and wine:

Alec and The King Canute Crowd
by Eddie Campbell.
The Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma.

What about you? I want to to know what books you got for your friends and family. More importantly, I want to know what books they gave you. Feel free to list, critique and offer public praise for gifts received in our comments section.