If you haven't already read these books, it's best you do it now. 2012 is coming and from what I hear, dinosaurs will be returning.
In no particular order:
What can I say about D+Q's Hark! that you haven't already heard or thought about before. Surely, if you are reading this blog, you know that Hark! is top notch: witty, silly, bright, I COULD GO ON... This book is seriously for everyone. I can't think of any genre of person who would not enjoy this book. Except for the blind, that is.
Kids. This book is a treat. Wonderfully drawn and wonderfully written, My Name Is Elizabeth is exactly what children picture books should be. Though I have to say, it was really hard to pick my TOP kids book as there were so many endearing and winsome picture books published in 2012. (Bonus kids pick: Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage)
Ohhh Lucky Peach, the magazine that we would receive in the store, and sell out a couple days later. The creation of David Chang and Peter Meehan, Lucky Peach completely radicalizes what a food journal can be. I mean, who features a photograph of a bleeding dead fish on a cover of a food magazine?
This book is officially a memoir (I suppose), but it is really just another venue for Tina Fey to write jokes. Which is the best. I love Tina Fey jokes. Some may be disappointed that they don't get to learn a heck of a lot about Fey herself, but come on. At least admit the jokes are unbeatable, general group of people.
David Shrigley makes me laugh. He makes me go "ha!" when I look at his drawings, sculptures, and photographs. Sometimes I do a "hahahaa...", or maybe a "ohohoh!". Once I even did a "HEE!" It's nice to view art that is funny and profound as opposed to sombre and profound.