We love the Super Furry Animals here at CMV and this means we have a great deal of time for their frontman Gruff Rhys. This new book, published by the excellent Hat & Beard Press, is a graphic memoir, a profile in placard form, and an autobiography of announcements.
The cue cards which communicate the content of this book from one page to the next have formed part of Rhy's live act over a number of years. Now, converted beautifully to book form by long-term collaborator and designer Mark James, they tell a tale which winds from teenage Welsh rock to... well, perhaps the meaning of life itself.
It's a McLuhan-Esque, slogan-fuelled, crowd-pleasing wonder - barmy and enlightening in equal measure - which is nothing less than you'd expect.