Graphic Novel

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris - Book Review

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$39.99
ISBN: 9781606999592
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - February 14th, 2017

You will get swept up into this graphic novel that presents itself as a young artist's journal and sketchbook. Precocious 10-year-old Karen uses monster movies, art, and drawing to work her way through very real times of crisis. Full of murder mysteries, monsters- real and classic, heartbreak, resilience, and beautiful illustrations- you wont be able to put it down. ~ Reviewed by Molly Halpin


The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux - Book Review

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By Nicole Claveloux, Donald Nicholson Smith (Translator), Daniel Clowes (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781681371078
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Published: New York Review Comics - November 28th, 2017

Nicole Claveloux's short stories, never before collected in English, are complete with a bratty bird companion, talking house plants, and existential dilemmas. Fantastical both in their color creations and black and white, these stories are dreamy, weird, and full of impossibilities. This vivid collection is something to treasure. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly - Book Review

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781770462939
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 5th, 2017

Readers will be drawn to this collection because of its similarity to the popular memoir Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Finkaly's graphic memoir is distinctly different: taking place in Iraq (not Satrapi's Iran) as a member of a family of Christians frequently facing discrimination and suspicion from the Muslim majority around them. Finkaly's stories are grouped in shorter spouts, highlighting not only her own childhood experiences and impressions as an adult returning to Iraq, but also small moments showcasing Iraqi culture. In one short story, only the same two words are spoken, and only with the text at the end do we discover that the subject of this repetition is the bride-to-be's pubic hair: while we feel as mortified as she looks, this is a common pre-nuptial topic to be decided by the groom-to-be. A story of the human realities behind the news cycle of the Middle East. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Legend of Korra : Turf Wars Part One by Michael Dante Dimartino - Book Review

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781506700151
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Published: Dark Horse Books - August 8th, 2017

With a gorgeous illustration style that evokes the source but remains original, this graphic novel picks up exactly where the TV show left off. Korrasami fans will adore the queer love story that finally gets its due. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

The title says it all: this book of misspelt philosophy and simple illustrations helped get me through a rough patch. If you're feeling a little less humabn as you struggle with anxiety, purposelessness, the void, and the inexorability of death, well, this book will take you there and leave you better.

*humabn* is a purposeful spelling error. Just trust me.~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Turn Loose Our Death Rays and Kill Them All!: The Complete Works of Fletcher Hanks by Fletcher Hanks - Book Review

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$49.99
ISBN: 9781606999677
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - December 6th, 2016

Completely insane stories from the dawn of comic books! Imagine Superman or Wonder Woman on Russian meth - and don't say I didn't warn you!! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


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