Graphic Novel

The End of the World by Don Hertzfeldt - Book Review

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$36.00
ISBN: 9781984855350
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Published: Random House - October 1st, 2019

A dark, absurdist, hilariously irreverent take on the apocalypse and death, told in sticky note sketches. I first discovered Hertzfeldt’s distinctive stick figure style via Youtube over a decade ago in an animated video called “Rejected,” a series of increasingly existential rejected ads that earned Hertzfeldt an Oscar nomination (seriously, look it up). In book form, his mutant imagination channels Gary Larson, Randall Munroe, and Edward Gorey alike. A perfect gift for black sheep and weirdos. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker - Book Review

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By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781549303043
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Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

Mooncakes follows two main characters, a witch who wears hearing aids, and a non-binary werewolf, as they fight to protect their town from an evil demon. If you’re looking for a fun graphic novel with amazing artwork and great representation, this is the one for you. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Envious Siblings: And Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393651621
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 8th, 2019

Gleefully diabolical nursery rhymes whose disturbing stew of pitch-black humor, macabre menace, and chilling gruesomeness would light up the face of Charles Addams. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419736742
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - October 8th, 2019

Erin Williams commutes by train from upstate New York into the city for her day job. Along the way, the glances of the men she moves through provide the impetus for this searing examination of how the patriarchy reduces women to nothing. Her memories of alcoholism and rape make this more than a feminist screed. They lay bare how a masculine society exploits women for their own interests. A graphic Between the World and Me, Commute will leave the reader shaken regardless of gender—and reading long past their stop. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

This is not your Mother's D&D game! Humor, bad puns, crazy situations, spells, fourth wall breaking and more! Based on the McElroy's podcast, the reader enters a world of a role playing game where things are not always what they seem, but are always interesting. You do not need to be a fan of the game, just a good time (ages 14 up some mature content/langue) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780809066506
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Published: Hill and Wang - October 25th, 2016

Created by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, you see the action of her original text. Full color pieces of art show you what is any town USA. The suspense of the buildup to the drawing of the lottery is seen on the faces of the characters. They capture their glee, fear, boredom, and, later, even their tuning out their humanity. The limited text captures the feeling of Jackson’s story while the illustrations capture the time and place while adding to the meaning of Jackson’s message. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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