The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
For months now, I’ve been studying Dan Harmon’s story circle. It eventually led me here, to the source. Campbell’s deconstruction (that’s not the right word - illumination?) of the nature of myth is hard going at times. It’s dense and heady but ultimately enlightening on a variety of topics - storytelling, consciousness, anthropology, and transcendence. It’s one of those books that felt a little hard to absorb at times, but that I imagine will work it’s way into my way of thinking, significantly, over time.
Prophet Volume 3 - Empire - Brandon Graham and various artist
Speaking of illumination - Graham’s continuing efforts to re-imagine the 90’s-est of 90’s comic book characters, Rob Liefeld’s Prophet, continues to be one of the most enlightening and enjoyable comics being produced. I know Graham doesn’t cop to being much of a Kirby guy, but this series contains what can only be described as Jack Kirby levels of inventiveness.