Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes HC (2019 W.W. Norton) comic books
Story and art by Landis Blair.
Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids merrily plays a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart.
These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings - a living room, a subway car, a playground - and spin them in a nightmarish direction.
Hardcover, 7-in. x 7-in., 240 pages, B&W.
Cover price $20.00.