Reading is Fun: Mascots by Ray Fenwick
Based in Winnipeg, ace artist and illustrator Ray Fenwick made his authorial debut with 2008's tremendous Hall of Best Knowledge. Written from the perspective of a precocious young eccentric, the book is a collection of laudably witty and ornately hand-lettered journal entries.
Mascots, Fenwick's forthcoming follow-up, is similarly a series of episodes told through inventive typography and absurd yet hilarious text. But integrating these elements with brightly colored paintings, the book depicts a more surreal, frenzied world that is strangely resonant with today's super speedy internet age.
Mascots will available in December. Pre-order your copy here.