An experiment in format, Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Eightball) Ice Haven is a collection of short strips done in the styles of familiar comic strips from the 20th century. Each one tells a story about the inhabitants of the town of Ice Haven. Framed by the story of a child's kidnapping, the larger story takes a back seat to the lives of the seemingly normal folks of this seemingly normal American town.
type: graphic novel
category: best of 2005