A Drunken Dream and Other Stories HC
Fantagraphics' presentation of Moto Hagio's work in A Drunken Dream and Other Stories is to be commended. They provide a great sample of Hagio's works: three from the seventies, three from the eighties, and four from the late 2000's, showing how Hagio's art has progressed (though it has always been powerful), while illustrating that her more modern work is just as exciting as the groundbreaking stuff she put out early in her career. This book is beautifully designed in an oversized hardcover with beautiful gold foil detail, with a nice piece to give things a little context, as well as a pretty extensive interview with the artist. This really is a publishing event and I hope that it sparks more interest in Hagio, as I'd love to see some her longer works translated.