Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, her shoes looser, the world around her recedes as well. Drawn and Quarterly. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. Appeared on best of the year lists from npr, " which presents an alternate, booklist, possibly better, vulture, washington post, publishers weekly, and morethe cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wryJenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook, version of herself.
My Favorite Thing Is MonstersFantagraphics Books - Fantagraphics Books. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, a holocaust survivor, Anka Silverberg, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.
When karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
You & a Bike & a RoadKoyama Press - The immediacy of davis’ comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human experience on the most efficient and humane form of human transportation. Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. In 2009, davis won the eisner's russ manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and was named one of Print magazine's New Visual Artists.
She lives in athens, GA and was born in Tucson, Arizona. Koyama. In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. In 2015, her book how to be happy won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection. Fantagraphics Books.
SkimGroundwood Books - Koyama. Archer abruptly leaves the school, lisa, and skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. Fantagraphics Books. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms.
. Archer. When her classmate katie matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he's maybe gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. But then Ms. Groundwood Books. Suicide, cliques of popular, homosexuality, love, depression, crushes, manipulative peers — the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16.
Skim - Skim" is kimberly keiko cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s.
Why Art?Fantagraphics Books - Koyama. A work of art unto itself, davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest. Groundwood Books. Art can be self indulgent, altruistic, or expressive, evil, goofy, serious, or any number of other things.
What is “art”? it’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. But how can it truly make lasting, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis How To Be Happy unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, positive change? In Why Art?, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve.
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NoxNew Directions - Carson pasted old letters, family photos, collages and sketches on pages. Anne carson’s haunting and beautiful Nox is her first book of poetry in five years―a unique, illustrated, accordion-fold-out “book in a box. Nox is an epitaph in the form of a book, a facsimile of a handmade book Anne Carson wrote and created after the death of her brother.
Koyama. The poem describes coming to terms with his loss through the lens of her translation of Poem 101 by Catullus “for his brother who died in the Troad. Nox is a work of poetry, but arrives as a fascinating and unique physical object. The poems, typed on a computer, were added to this illustrated “book” creating a visual and reading experience so amazing as to open up our concept of poetry.
Nox - W w norton co. Groundwood Books. 50 color and black-and-white prints Fantagraphics Books.
Radi OsFlood Editions - Used book in Good Condition. Groundwood Books. W w norton co. Koyama. In this retelling of the fall, song precipitates from chaos, sight from fire: "in the shape / rose / rose / rising / above the / as of / through / the radiant sun. Fantagraphics Books. Poetry. As the author explains, "to etch is 'to cut away, as in Blake's concept of a book, ' and each page, is a single picture.
With god and satan crossed out, RADI OS reduces Milton's Baroque poem to elemental forces. First published in 1977, ronald johnson's radi OS revises the first four books of Paradise Lost by excising words, discovering a modern and visionary poem within the seventeenth-century text.
Everything is FlammableUncivilized Books - Groundwood Books. Bell’s previous graphic novel, was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly, The Voyeurs, Kirkus Reviews, and the Atlantic. W w norton co. Bell's pen becomes a kind of laser, first illuminating the surface distractions of the world, then scorching them away to reveal a deeper reality that is almost too painful and too beautiful to bear.
Alison bechdel, fun home, are you my motherin gabrielle bell’s much anticipated graphic memoir, she returns from New York to her childhood town in rural Northern California after her mother’s home is destroyed by a fire. Koyama. Uncivilized. Spanning a single year, Everything is Flammable unfolds with humor and brutal honesty.
Bell’s sharp, digressive style is inimitable. Gabrielle bell’s work has been selected for best american Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Bookforum, the Believer, and has been featured in McSweeney’s, and Vice among numerous other publications. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Used book in Good Condition.
Everything is Flammable - A powerful, sometimes uncomfortable, examination of a mother-daughter relationship and one’s connection to place and sense of self. Acknowledging her issues with anxiety, financial hardships, memories of a semi-feral childhood, and a tenuous relationship with her mother, Bell helps her mother put together a new home on top of the ashes.
SuperMutant Magic AcademyDrawn and Quarterly - Whether the magic is mundane or miraculous, Tamaki's jokes are precise and devastating. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton co. Throughout it all, closeted Marsha obsesses about her unrequited crush, the cat-eared Wendy. This volume combines the most popular content from the webcomic with a selection of all-new, never-before-seen strips that conclude Tamaki's account of life at the academy.
Drawn Quarterly. Groundwood Books. Science experiments go awry, bake sales are upstaged, and the new kid at school is a cat who will determine the course of human destiny. Supermutant magic academy, paints a teenaged world filled with just as much ennui and uncertainty, which she has been serializing online for the past four years, but also with a sharp dose of humor and irreverence.
SuperMutant Magic Academy - In one strip, lizard-headed trixie frets about her nonexistent modeling career; in another, the immortal Everlasting Boy tries to escape this mortal coil to no avail. Uncivilized. Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high school for mutants and witchesThe New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer―moody and atmospheric bestsellers.
Tamaki deftly plays superhero and high-school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: The SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep school for mutants and witches, but their paranormal abilities take a backseat to everyday teen concerns. Supermutant magic Academy has won two Ignatz Awards.
HostageDrawn and Quarterly - Drawn Quarterly. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Uncivilized. Used book in Good Condition.
For three months, andré was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. W w norton co. Fantagraphics Books. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments. Close to twenty years later, jerusalem, burma chronicles recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, Shenzhen, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle Pyongyang, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation.
Hostage - Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Appeared on best of the year lists from npr, washington post, and more!how does one survive when all hope is lost?in the middle of the night in 1997, PASTE, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region.
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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated MemoirHarry N. Abrams - This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. W w norton co. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. Used book in Good Condition. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
Uncivilized. In what pulitzer prize–winning novelist viet thanh nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it, ” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
National bestseller2017 national book critics circle nbcc finalist aba indies introduce winter / spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui.
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir - . Koyama. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. At the heart of bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love.
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