Graphic Novel

Manfried the Man: A Graphic Novel by Caitlin Major - Book Review

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By Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690153
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Published: Quirk Books - May 1st, 2018

This bizarro take on Garfield shows what life would be like if humans and cats switched places on society. Humans (seemingly all male here) are lazy, grumpy, shouting little nuisances, and cats are stuck at dead-end jobs in cubicles. After Manfried escapes his slacker-owners window, he goes off on his own adventure, full of oncoming traffic and cat fight clubs. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime by Alex Irvine - Book Review

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By Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker (Illustrator), C.P. Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399578946
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 8th, 2018

Two uniquely American creations; baseball and comics, come together to bring life to the long and storied history of America's pastime. Fantastic illustrations trace the path of baseball from it's murky beginnings (NOT in Cooperstown, NY) all the way to the sport's modern era and star players.
This is a wonderful companion for fans of Ken Burns' legendary PBS series. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Dostoyevsky: The Life and Work by Vitali Konstantinov - Book Review

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By Vitali Konstantinov, Anne Posten (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781944937324
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Published: One Peace Books - December 12th, 2017

Dostoyevsky's titanic struggle to find understanding in a barbarous world finds expression in Konstaninov's chaotic, yet controlled, images and words. Dostoyevsky's life and work jostle on each page, revealing a fearless artist who never abandoned his search for sanity and sanctity. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Is This Guy for Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781626723160
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Published: First Second - February 6th, 2018

Box Brown hits it out of the park once again with this graphic novel biography of the legendary Andy Kaufman.
Told in Brown's simple, yet charming illustration style, the story of Kaufman's life is told with a with a lot of love. Readers will see how Andy came to be infatuated with Elvis, pro wrestling, conga drums, all of which later became cornerstones of his unique comedy act.
The most attention here is paid to Andy's run as the InterGender Wrestling Champion, a title Andy bestowed upon himself. Kaufman's classic SNL skits are included, as is the notorious appearance he and Jerry The King Lawler made on David Letterman's show in the early 80s.
For anyone who has seem the Jim Carrey film "Man on the Moon", fans of Kaufman from his TV days, or just those who've heard of this boisterous outsider, "Is This Guy For Real?" is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris - Book Review

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$39.99
ISBN: 9781606999592
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Published: Fantagraphics - 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 (Translated by), Daniel Clowes (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781681371078
Availability: Backordered
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


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