Black, Steve – Black Book
Sketchbook alert! One of these days I’m going to figure out what respectable reviewers do when confronted with the dilemma of a sketchbook. There’s some gorgeous stuff in here, as Steve catches all sorts of people in some genuinely wonderful poses, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sketchbook look better, at least in terms of production values. That tissue paper wrapping around the inside covers is nothing but class, baby. When it comes to sketchbooks, as always, it’s going to come down to the individual buyer. If this is somebody you already like and appreciate (and good luck getting through the Panel anthologies without liking Steve Black at least a little bit), then pick it up, you’ll love it. If you’ve never heard of the guy, well, pick up some of his actual comics first and then decide.