Northwest Cartoon Cookery

    (Starhead, 1995)
™ and ©1995 Starhead Comix and the respective artists

This comic book/cookbook is definitely an oddity. Still (as is usually the case with Starhead Comix titles), it’s a worthwhile one. Seattle-area comix artists are legendary for their “just-getting-by” image, and many readers imagine them with near-bare cupboards containing nothing but a few boxes of macaroni and cheese and an infinite supply of coffee. This comic, however, gives well-known, alternative comix artists a chance to trot out their best family recipes—all illustrated in their own distinctive styles.

J.R. Williams contributes his own favorite: Black Bean Quesadillas, combined with a short strip about his search for the perfect salsa. Ellen Forney gives us her recipe for Whole Wheat Soda Bread, and (as a surprisingly useful bonus), the illustrated instructions for folding a fancy fleur-de-lis napkin. Others maintain the high standard these artists set, with the possible exception of Joe Sacco’s “What the Poor Eat,” which proves him to be the one non-gourmet of the bunch.

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 Recipes from Pacific Northwest cartoonistsCat Kinney, Dennis Eichhorn, Donna Barr, Ellen Forney, Holly Tuttle, J.R. Williams, Jim Blanchard, Jim Woodring, Joe Sacco, Mark Zingarelli, Michael Dougan, Pat Moriarity, R.L. Crabb, Roberta Gregory, Shary FlennikenCat Kinney, Dennis Eichhorn, Donna Barr, Ellen Forney, Holly Tuttle, J.R. Williams, Jim Blanchard, Jim Woodring, Joe Sacco, Mark Zingarelli, Michael Dougan, Pat Moriarity, R.L. Crabb, Roberta Gregory, Shary Flenniken