Sock Monkey Treasury By Tony Millionaire [Fantagraphics, $39.99]
Late-night animation followers may know Tony Millionaire (ne Scott Richardson) as the man behind the short-lived Adult Swim series The Drinky Crow Show, but comics aficionados have been swooning for years over his clever Maakies and Sock Monkey comics and picture books. This month, Fantagraphics has put out an awesome hardcover collection, which includes all 12 issues of the Eisner Award-winning comic book, which was originally published by Dark Horse Comics from 1998 to 2007, as well as the graphic novella Uncle Gabby (2004) and the illustrated storybook The Glass Doorknob (2002). We’re sure you’re going to trip over the original Uncle Gabby and Mr. Crow’s adventures, which include finding a home for a shrunken head, playing matchmakers between a mouse and a bat, hunting salamanders and, yes, even trying to get to heaven! As a bonus, Fantagraphics has also thrown in the full-length Sock Monkey graphic novel The Inches Incident, in which an adorable plaything starts acting like a Chuckie doll! Aaah, sublime madness, indeed.