Graphic Novel

Cold Mountain (Graphic Novel): The Legend of Han Shan and Shih Te, the Original Dharma Bums by Sean Michael Wilson - Book Review

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By Sean Michael Wilson, Akiko Shimojima (Illustrator), J. P. Seaton (Prologue by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611801798
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Published: Shambhala - April 14th, 2015

This is a graphic novel that uses the poetry of Han Shan and Shih Te to tell the story of these two scoundrels. That is, if they existed. While it is romantic to think they put their poetry on trees, rocks and caves, more likely they are a collaboration of many people That aside, this is some of the poetry that would influence the Beats, the Dharma Bums (yes that Dharma Bum) and countless people who felt "off the norm." Told in both words and images, this is a book that needs to be experienced as you take your own journey into the world of Zen. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Luisa - Now and Then by Carole Maurel - Book Review

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781594656439
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Published: Humanoids, Inc. - June 20th, 2018

What would you do if your teenage self turned up on your adult doorstep? That's the dilemma explored by Maurel in this ravishing graphic novel, which pulses with oranges and maroons and beautifully fluid figures. The 15-year-old Luisa is alarmed to find herself deposited by her local bus in the Paris of today, and even more confused when she meets the 31-year-old Luisa. The older Luisa lives a life of stifled compromise that's light years away from her youth, but maybe it's not too late to turn things around. Alternating between laughter and tears, this unforgettable story proves it's never too late to come of age. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Alex Ross - Book Review

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By Alex Ross, Chip Kidd, J. J. Abrams (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781101871973
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

A collection of the master comic artist Alex Ross artwork designing Marvel characters. But also, the story of a young Alex’s drive to draw and wear his superhero passion; includes fun photos and artworks from his childhood that show his progression. Great gift book for a Marvel fan. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Sheets by Brenna Thummler - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781941302675
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Published: Lion Forge - July 31st, 2018

It feels like Marjorie is barely holding everything together at the family laundromat. Her widowed father has pretty much checked out, there's a weird yoga entrepreneur looking to repossess the property, and the place might be haunted. By a genuine ghost. In a sheet with eye-holes. Thummler's book is gorgeous to behold: the finely-observed, colorful illustrations are as inviting as a giant bowl of Fruit Loops. It's an appropriate compliment to her whimsical, touching story, which navigates grief while still putting a huge smile on the reader's face. It's like a clean clothes smell for your heart. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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