Originally posted by Lawson:
So does Harlan Ellison, who once wrote an illustrated novella with Frank Miller.
And if you piss off Harlan Ellison, he'll grope your man-boobs. Don't do it!
Funny you should mention him, since I have such a soft spot for the Dream Corridor trade... (SF/Sci-Fi)
The Checker Clive Barker reprints (Hellraiser and Tapping The Vein) still make me smile as well. (Horror)
I adore Watchmen, but some of the elements (the pirate story, all the suplemental material) is a bit of a distraction...(mystery)
Lapham's Stray Bullets and Murder Me Dead get honorable mentions, (crime) as does JV's JTHM and Squee, (comedy) what I've read from Eisner, (classical lit?) and most the Veritgo line up (everything else). (runners up)
For superheros, I guess the Essential Spiderman Vol. 1 still holds up... Marvels and Kingdom Come are real nice to look at.(d'uh)
I want to say Gaiman's Stardust is my favorite; though even with Vess's art, it's still an "illustrated novel" at best. (fantasy)
There was a Jimi Hendrix bio by Greil Marcus and Skienewitz(I can never spell that guys name) that I really liked...(also d'uh)
I could probably keep going and invent a few more genres; but the truth is I most likely don't even have a favorite, except what I'm in the mood to read at the time.