To help promote the title (and, let's face it, to show off one or two famous fans) an audio recording of the comic has been made featuring Grant Morrison and Dave Mckean. It's intended to be played at bookshops and libraries but I'm sure it'll pop up online soon. The story of the recording is documented at CenturyGuild.
But wait, there's more. Adrian Tomine's new book also arrives this week. Scenes From An Impending Marriage (Drawn & Quarterly) was originally completed to be handed out to guests at the Tomine wedding and documents the challenges of organising the big day along with the birth of his daughter. Given that Tomine is known for more dramatic character-based drama such as Optic Nerve and Shortcomings, Scenes... represents a dramatic change in tone. "The wedding book is by far the cleanest and least cynical and least sarcastic thing I've ever done. Not just because of the subject matter, but also because originally the only audience that was going to read it was going to be our grandparents and distant aunts." (Tomine interviewed on WallStreetJournal online). Light-hearted Tomine? Who isn't curious?
Other highlights include the release of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (DC) in hardcover and Daytripper (DC) by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba - a deeply impressive, sensitively told, character puzzle of a book. Any other week and this would be pick of the week.