Okay, let's get the M.R.I. fired back up to look past the nasty parasitic souvenirs I brought back from Havana and slice up the sequential layers of the churning publishing belly of First Second. A great new haven for parasites and comic geeks alike as their catalogue is a veritable tropical breeding ground of the W.H.O.'s who of visual plagues. From the virulent European strain of Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar and J.P. Stassen to the Asian variety of Lat, First Second has it all. The best is their blog that features guest artists such as Eddie Campbell and Grady Klein sharing drawings and page previews. Shake and stir this new cocktail strain and become infected with the new world fever.
UPDATE: I just noticed that most excellent specialist of everything cool, Chris Butcher, beat me to the radioactive punch...so go here for his review of Trondheim's A.L.I.E.E.E.N.!!