From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment.
"Read this invigorating graphic narrative, then—quickly, before the spell breaks!—play one of Monk's records." —Saul Williams
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 - A Junior Library Guild Fall 2016 Selection
This brilliant graphic novel artfully depicts the life and passions of Frida Kahlo, one of the 20th century’s most enigmatic artists. The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated "biography", Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed illustrations.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.
In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live have come back to life through artwork as vibrant as the Beat movement itself.
This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons; Debbie Harry, Keith Haring and other luminaries make cameos.
The Washington Post "10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year"
New York magazine "The Year's Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books"
Newsday "Best Fall Books"
The Verge "10 Best Comics of the Year"
Oklahoman "Best Graphic Novels of the Year"
This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka--Japan's "God of Manga"--looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan's early manga and anime business and its heroes.
"I believe that Marcuse's ideas can be as valuable today as they were fifty years ago."--Angela Y. Davis, from the foreword
An eccentric comic about the central mystery of quantum mechanics
Totally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics--entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it.
"After all this time, I can finally smoke a weed But . . . where do I even begin?"