FF2004: Holy Moly

Holy Moly by Leah Hayes.

Fantagraphics doesn’t work a lot with the materiality of their books: The vast majority of them are unremarkable as physical objects. This is quite different from some of their smaller peers, where they often have unique sizes, papers or printing methods.

This is one of those rare unique floppies from Fantagraphics: It’s shaped like one of those composition books: Stiff covers, rounded pages and blue horizontal lines.

And unusually for Fantagraphics, it’s non-narrative, but instead is composed of pages like this: It seems like it could have been drawn in class while listening to boring lectures.

So a very unusual book for Fantagraphics all over.

Fantagraphics recently released Leah Hayes’ much-reviewed graphic novel Not Funny Ha Ha that I’m pretty sure I’ve bought? I can’t remember reading it, though, and it doesn’t seem to be in my ever-growing “to be read” piles. Odd. Perhaps I should just buy it again to be on the safe side.

This post is part of the Fantagraphics Floppies series.

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