Here by Richard McGuire is a comic that shows the history of one space, from the age of the dinosaurs, through the present, and into the future. But it’s always the same space. I love this cover of a nondescript window. It could be any window, but each window will have it’s own story, it’s own version of Here. The window invites us to open the book and to peek into the space. The curtain is pulled back, not allowing total access because we are not occupant of this place, merely observers. We can read and watch the way this place develops, changes, and is altered by it’s occupants. This cover is an invitation.
Here / Richard McGuire / Pantheon / December 2014 / 9780375406508