Together these three short stories manage to flesh out another issue of a collection that, if not the best of its kind, may perhaps be the sturdiest currently being published.The Comics Journal
The Drawn & Quarterly Showcase is a new talent anthology and the only annual collection to have the focused visual acumen of D+Q editor-in-chief Chris Oliveros, who scours the globe for three cartoonists to spotlight and introduce to North American readers. More often than not, it is the first time the cartoonists have had the chance to work in full-color with twenty-five pages, and on such a wide-reaching visual platform. The series is hailed for its consistent quality and for the superior editorial vision of its short stories, volume after volume. Book Five features Anneli Furmark (Sweden), Amanda Vahamaki (Finland), and T. Edward Bak (United States), with cover art by Vahamaki.