“Comics You Should Read” / Pop Candy / Whitney Matheson / June 14, 2007

Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95). This Tel-Aviv-set mystery comes from the award-winning female Israeli cartoonist, and I inhaled it in one sitting. Without giving too much away, it follows a guy who believes his estranged father may have been killed in a suicide bombing. He meets a woman who claims to have ties to his dad and tries to piece together what really happened.

King-Cat Classix by John Porcellino (Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95). If you're a fan of 'zines and minicomics, then you've probably come across Porcellino's King-Cat Comics and Stories, which he has been self-publishing since 1989. This thick volume collects his greatest hits from the early years, many involving sex, dreams, cats and any combination of the three. The crudely drawn comix may not serve as a master class in drawing, but that's not the point; they swell with passion and heart.

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