Sunday Comics


Panels this week from Fletcher Hanks (from I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!, Fantagraphics Books, 2007).


Wild and Primitive (Fletcher Hanks)


“As the Rat Rises to the Surface, Its Head Becomes the Head of Yew Bee” (Fletcher Hanks)


Fletcher Hanks/Gilbert Sorrentino (Books Acquired, 7.12.2012)


I’ve been wanting to get my mitts on this Fletcher Hanks collection since I first read about it in The Believer five years ago. Finally came across a used copy in pristine shape.

It’s really, really fucking weird. Sample page; full write-up forthcoming:


I’ve been itching to read Gilbert Sorrentino’s Mulligan Stew for a while. This copy may or may not be a first edition paperback—the rejection letters in the front are on a different type of paper than the rest of the novel (color/stock). It’s a big book—I’m finishing up a rereading of 2666, so maybe this one will jump in front of Georges Perec’s Life: A User’s Manual. Thoughts?


The Head Drifts Toward the Bottom (Fletcher Hanks)