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September 25, 2014
“Comics are for kids.”
September 23, 2014
Craig Thompson’s BLANKETS is an autobiographical "illustrated novel" (as noted on the cover) that recounts events mostly from Thompson's late adolescence, wherein he questions the...

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A prequel to BATTLING BOY, THE RISE OF AURORA WEST follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, THE RISE OF AURORA WEST (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.

Sugar Skull by Charles Burns - Graphic Novel
The long, strange trip that began in X'ED OUT and continued in THE HIVE reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before Doug is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. In this concluding volume, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality....
Ricky Rouse Has a Gun Written by Jörg Tittel with illustrations by John Aggs - Graphic Novel

Rick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park --- a family destination heavily “inspired” by Western culture, featuring Rambi, Ratman, Bumbo, and dozens of other original characters. The park’s general manager is convinced that Rick was destined to greet Fengxian customers, dressed as none other than Ricky Rouse. This original graphic novel is a relentless action comedy, a satire of US--China relations, a parody of Western entertainment, and a curious look at China.

The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as we know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? Meanwhile, what's the link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest?

Cast Away on the Letter A by Fred - Youth Graphic Novel

On an ordinary day in the countryside, Philemon falls into a well on his father’s farm and lands . . . on the Atlantic Ocean — literally on an A-shaped island complete with unicorns, centaurs, and exploding clocks. He begins a wild and whimsical journey home through a fantasy world as original as Alice’s Wonderland, as richly imagined as Little Nemo’s Slumberland, and as exciting to explore as Oz.

In this fresh and offbeat graphic memoir, Mari Naomi chronicles her time as a misfit teen and young woman looking for love in San Francisco, while bringing to light issues of identity and sexuality.

In the unique TOON Graphics line of visually compelling stories, this is a mythology comic done right! Master French cartoonist Yvan Pommaux introduces a wealth of historically accurate details that immerse readers in the context and culture of ancient Greece. The story is supplemented with character cards, maps, mazes, and an index of cited names that will keep readers coming back for more! The literary quality of this book will appeal to readers young and old, making it an excellent addition to every classroom and library.

El Deafo by Cece Bell - Fiction

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful --- and very awkward --- hearing aid.

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. A memoir told anecdotally, TOMBOY follows author and zine artist Liz Prince through her early childhood into adulthood and explores her ever-evolving struggles and wishes regarding what it means to "be a girl." 

Shoplifter by Michael Cho - Graphic Novel

Corrina Park used to have big plans. She imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is... copy. Corrina knows there must be more to life, and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it.

Life's a peach when you've got a moon for a head and your head's in space. You can wander out of the Earth's atmosphere on intergalactic daydreams, drift blissfully across star-speckled skies and fly close to the Sun, like a fireproof Icarus.

Snap! Back to reality --- having a moon for a head at high school is much more tricky. You get picked on for your "crater-face" and the cool kids kick your head around like a soccer ball!

But when the school talent contest is announced, Joey spots an opportunity to impress his classmates and so begins Joey Moonhead's stellar mission to create a music machine that is out of this world!

Death Sentence by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling - Graphic Novel

Verity: frustrated artist. Weasel: struggling guitarist. Monty: rogue media icon. Three people infected with the G+ virus, which grants them incredible powers ---but which will kill them in six months!

Will they fade away --- or go out in a blaze of glory? From the streets of London to the North Atlantic, from muses lost to futures thrown away --- DEATH SENTENCE is the jaw-dropping next step in super-powered storytelling!

Funny, fearless and frightening, this collection of the hit series is an unforgettable comics debut.

Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. KILL MY MOTHER, a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth, centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.