Graphic Novel

Luisa - Now and Then by Carole Maurel - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781594656439
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Published: Life Drawn - 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)
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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ISBN: 9781941302675
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Published: Oni Press - August 28th, 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

The Unwritten: The Deluxe Edition Book One by Mike Carey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781401265434
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Published: Vertigo - December 20th, 2016

Tom Taylor’s father wrote a Harry Potter-like fantasy series about him when he was a child, instilling in him a deep knowledge of literature and making him a begrudging literary celebrity. When a secret cabal with historic roots begins to disrupt and threaten Tom and his friends’ lives, he discovers that the lines between his fictional past and the world around him start to blur. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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