One of my recent checkouts from the library was the excellent comic collection I Saw You, which is an anthology of comics based on Craigslist "Missed Connection" ads. Edited by Julia Wertz, it's one of those little books you breeze right through, and by the time it's done, you want more.
On the bright side, this is exactly the sort of thing to get a comic-loving friend for the holidays, or even the non-comic-loving perpetual single in your life. Wertz managed to wrangle strips from some of the biggest names in indie comics, like Peter Bagge and Keith Knight.
What makes this really interesting is the following, which fell out from between the pages as I was reading it on the couch this weekend:
It's the track list to a mix tape. And it's really kind of sweet, in a new infatuation kind of way. Actually, when you consider the inclusion of "Solid Gold" by Eagles of Death Metal ("We'll come dancing and we will make you sweat"), Bowie's "Sweet Head," and that Reigning Sound song ("Come on over to my house/We can have ourselves a ball") , this is a sweaty, new love kind of mix. There's bodily fluids being exchanged at this point.
If anyone out there made this, or knows who did -- let us know. We'd love to see how the person who got it reacted.