Category: Graphic novels

The Castle

SelfMadeHero | July 1, 2013 | 144 pages
The protagonist of this Kafka classic, K., finds himself in a faraway, snow-covered village with a castle looming above. The inhabitants of the mysterious castle are also the strict officials who govern the village. When K. tries to reach out to the officials, he gets himself into a complex... More Info

The Great War

W. W. Norton | October 28, 2013 | 54 pages
From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I.  More Info

We Won't See Auschwitz

SelfMadeHero | March 25, 2017 | 208 pages
When his grandmother dies, Jeremie and his elder brother want to learn more about their family's Polish roots. But Jeremie is less interested in finding out about how the Holocaust affected his family, and more interested to understand what it means to be Jewish and Polish today. They decide not to... More Info


SelfMadeHero | September 3, 2013 | 104 pages
Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small... More Info


Koyama Press | April 30, 2013 | 184 pages
The first English translation of Montreal-based artist Julie Delporte's achingly beautiful autobiographical comics called Journal.  More Info

Everything Takes Forever

Koyama Press | April 30, 2013 | 60 pages
Surreal and humorous collection of comics where tacos have bodies and the line between dreams and reality blurs.  More Info


Gotham | November 6, 2012 | 256 pages
An artist describes her bipolar disorder diagnosis and her struggles with mental stability while discussing other artists and creative people throughout history who were also labeled as “crazy” including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Sylvia Plath. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Race to Incarcerate

April 2, 2013 | 128 pages
The United States' rate of incarceration is the highest in the world. Why and how did this happen? Marc Mauer's Race to Incarcerate, first published in 1999, is the essential text for understanding the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system and has become canonical for those active in the... More Info

Paul Joins the Scouts

Bdang | May 1, 2013 | 172 pages
Following on the heels of the The Song of Roland, Montrealer Michel Rabagliati returns to the childhood story of his famous semi-autobiographical character. It’s 1970 and Paul’s family watches the news with anxiety as bombs are going off around Montreal. But Paul is more interested in flying... More Info

Good Riddance

Abrams ComicArts | May 7, 2013 | 224 pages
When you think you live in a Norman Rockwell painting—married 18 years, three kids, beautiful old house in the country, successful career as a writer—you don't expect there's another side to the canvas. Until you read a lovesick e-mail to your husband . . . that didn't come from you! Good... More Info

The Library

By Chihoi
Conundrum International | May 1, 2013 | 160 pages
To debut our new Conundrum International Imprint we have chosen the stories of Chihoi, a young Hong Kong artist, who has had books published in Chinese, Italian and French. The Library is the first English edition of his work.Reading the short stories included in this volume is like reading someone... More Info

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 12, 2008 | 416 pages
From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million... More Info

Are You My Mother?

April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
From the best-selling author of "Fun Home," "Time" magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her gifted mother always wanted to be.  More Info

Obituary Man

Bdang | May 1, 2013 | 84 pages
Behold: Obituary Man! A nondescript man who gains indescribable energy from reciting the eulogy at the funerals of strangers. He has never felt so alive!Maurice Petit is the unremarkable type, unaware of his own loneliness until, one morning, on his way to work he feels the crowds in the street... More Info

Black Paths

SelfMadeHero | March 1, 2013 | 128 pages
At the end of the WWI, the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume. While the victorious Allies divide the spoils of war at Versailles, they are oblivious to the fact that Fiume, long coveted by the Italians, has been dramatically captured by pirates! A self-styled... More Info

When David Lost His Voice

Selfmadehero | March 1, 2013 | 280 pages
The doctor’s report is final: David has cancer. Now the whole family is under the same terrible verdict. David’s wife becomes progressively consumed by the looming shadow of death while his daughters struggle to be as helpful as possible. Meanwhile, David soldiers on, not wanting the tumor to... More Info

Hair Shirt

SelfMadeHero | March 1, 2013 | 128 pages
John and Naomi were childhood sweethearts whose lives took them in different directions. In a soulless city where ambition and hope go to die, John stumbles upon his old friend while meandering apologetically through a life he didn't choose and the two of them fall in love again. But the painful... More Info

Hand-Drying in America

Pantheon Books | February 19, 2013 | 160 pages
The cartoonist author of The Cardboard Valise presents a visual exploration of the many ways property reflects influences and cultural values, featuring such subjects as window-ledge pillows for people-watchers, artificial tree forests for allergy sufferers and high-visibility construction vests... More Info

An Enchantment

Nbm Publishing Company | February 1, 2013 | 72 pages
Beautifully constructed in a semi-classical style, this graphic novel features a light-spirited romantic story. This latest installment in the Louvre collection tells the tale of a museum director in a waking dream after his retirement dinner where he wanders the vast halls of the museum before... More Info

The Ignorants

Nbm Publishing Company | March 1, 2013 | 272 pages
A graphic novel that explores the nature of one's vocation, this book offers a look at the daily devotion to craft in two dissimilar professions. Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist—he doesn't know much about the world of winemaking. Richard Leroy is a winemaker—he's rarely even read comics.... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | February 19, 2013 | 80 pages
A TRANS-CANADIAN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY FROM A MULTITALENTED ARTIST AND MUSICIAN Geneviève Castrée has long been beloved for her mini-comics, comics, visual art, and music. There is a unique quality to all of her artistic endeavors—quiet, serene, depressing. Castrée’s keen eye for detail... More Info

The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | April 10, 2012 | 112 pages
A sprawling, epic graphic novel featuring eyewitness accounts of anti-capitalist demonstrations in North America.  More Info

The Freddie Stories

Drawn and Quarterly | January 22, 2013 | 72 pages
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS FROM BARRY’S ACCLAIMED COMIC The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries—each representing an episode in the life of Freddie—bring to life... More Info

Anarchy Comics

Pm Press | November 26, 2012 | 223 pages
Reviving an iconic comic series originally published from 1978 to 1986, this exclusive collection brings together the legendary four issues of Anarchy Comics, the underground comic that melded anarchist politics with a punk sensibility, producing a riveting mix of satire, revolt, and artistic... More Info

Recounting Streets

Kettledrummer Books | December 1, 2012 | 200 pages
Composed of urban vignettes, the illustrated tales presented give a whimsical and humorous portrayal of a city. A parade of familiar characters comes in and out of focus through the storytelling—dog walkers, doormen, shopkeepers, cell-phone obsessed passersby—to paint a relatable picture of... More Info


Kettledrummer Books | December 1, 2012 | 136 pages
Blo has a girlfriend, a colorful imagination, a certain favorite record by Petula Clark that he carries with him everywhere, and a unique perspective on life. Blo also has Down syndrome, but he doesn't let a little chromosome keep him from living large. This charming story of Blo and his... More Info

Dotter of Her Father's Eyes

Dark Horse Comics | February 21, 2012 | 89 pages
Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father''s Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted... More Info

The Art of War

Harper Perennial | July 31, 2012 | 352 pages
A stunning and gritty graphic novel integrating the iconic strategy text by Sun Tzu into a sweeping thriller set in the near future when Wall Street is militarized and China is the world's dominant economy. Kelly Roman served time for a horrific friendly fire incident. Once free, he discovers that... More Info

Garfield Left Speechless

Ballantine Books | March 6, 2012 | 128 pages
A full-color collectible features a plethora of wordless Garfield comic gags, includes previously unseen material and offers additional appeal to fans of all ages including newcomers who cannot yet read. By the creator of Garfield Brings Home the Bacon. Original. 18,000 first printing.  More Info

The Best American Comics 2011

Mariner Books | October 4, 2011 | 352 pages
Culls top-selected cartoon stories from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics and other sources in an annual anthology that features up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith and Dash Shaw. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Are You My Mother?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) | May 1, 2012 | 224 pages
A graphic novel follow-up to Fun Home depicts the author's mother as a voracious reader, music lover and passionate amateur actress who quietly suffers as the wife of a closeted gay artist and withdraws from her young daughter.  More Info


Metropolitan Books | June 19, 2012 | 208 pages
The cartoonist creator of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Footnotes in Gaza presents a journalistic collection on the sidelines of wars around the world that includes articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States, illuminating such subjects as... More Info

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Hill and Wang | July 3, 2012 | 176 pages
Harvey Pekar’s mother was a Zionist by way of politics. His father was a Zionist by way of faith. Whether Harvey was going to daily Hebrew classes or attending Zionist picnics, he grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state. But soon he found himself questioning the very beliefs and ideals of... More Info

The Hammer and the Anvil

Hill and Wang | July 17, 2012 | 160 pages
The period leading up to the Civil War was one of great change. Congress divided itself between Northerners and Southerners, citizens on the frontier took up arms against one another, and movements for secession and abolition were more urgent than ever. In The Hammer and the Anvil, the... More Info


Hill and Wang | June 5, 2012 | 160 pages
In Trinity, the illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tells the history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb, and the ethical debates that followed. He sets the stage with early research in Europe, which began prior to World War I and accelerated rapidly as World War II... More Info

The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated) - Chapter Two

July 11, 2011 | 34 pages
"The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation... It compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode of production; it compels... More Info

Caricature Cartoon Canada

July 1, 2012 | 96 pages
The idea for this collection came from a conversation I had with the great Russian cartoonist Oleg Dergachov, who now lives in Montreal. Oleg told me of a Moscow cartoonist who, on his deathbed, asked that onea of his favourite cartoons be engraved on his headstone. rather than the usual text.... More Info

The Voyeurs

Uncivilized Books | September 4, 2012 | 156 pages
?One of the best things going in auto-bio inflected comics these days.” ? Art Spiegelman, Maus  More Info

Abstract City

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 256 pages
Contains sixteen visual essays from the author's visual blog for the "New York Times."  More Info

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?

Abrams ComicArts | September 1, 2012 | 208 pages
This original graphic novel tells the story of a boy's relationship with his father. Spanning the period from the 1939 World's Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it depicts an optimistic and ambitious era fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, middle-class pop culture, and... More Info

Escape to Gold Mountain

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 30, 2012 | 239 pages
An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.  More Info

Spit and Passion

Feminist Press | October 23, 2012 | 128 pages
A twelve-year-old Cubanita finds refuge in punk music in this illustrated tour de force.  More Info

Abelard: A Magical Graphic Novel

Nbm Publishing Company | October 25, 2012 | 128 pages
To lure pretty Epily, little chick Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her. So off he goes to America, the country that invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, where he meets Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom... More Info

Jewish in America

Nbm Publishing Company | October 1, 2012 | 392 pages
Award-winning comics writer Neil Kleid explores two aspects of being Jewish in America in this banded set of his highly praised graphic novels: Brownsville and The Big Kahn.  More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | April 24, 2012 | 320 pages
Acclaimed graphic memoirist Guy Delisle returns with his strongest work yet, a thoughtful and moving travelogue about life in Israel. Delisle and his family spent a year in East Jerusalem as part of his wife's work with the nongovernmental organization Doctors Without Borders. They were there for... More Info

The Sacrifice

Allen & Unwin | April 1, 2012 | 252 pages
Set in Melbourne in the shadow of World War II, this graphic novel, the first of the Robert Wells trilogy, deals with war, ideals, family, and love As the world spins out of control into World War II, Robert and his family wrestle with the challenges it presents. Robert offers his apartment to... More Info

The Silence

April 1, 2012 | 188 pages
A provocative graphic novel about the nature of art, told through the eyes of Choosy McBride, gallery manager and curator, and her artist partner, Dmitri When Choosy McBride discovers an extraordinary artwork she is determined to track down the unknown artist. With her partner Dmitri, an artist... More Info

New York Drawings

Drawn and Quarterly | October 2, 2012 | 176 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COMICS FROM THE NEW YORKER COVER ARTIST AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST Two strangers, both reading the same novel, share a fleeting glance between passing subway cars. A bookstore owner locks eyes with a neighbor as she receives an Amazon package. Strangers are united by... More Info

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow

Drawn and Quarterly | December 24, 2012 | 96 pages
A STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS INSCRIBED IN PHOTOGRAPHS, POSTCARDS, LETTERS, AND BEDSIDE SKETCHES In this collection of letters, drawings, and photos, Anders Nilsen chronicles a six-year relationship and the illness that brought it to an end. Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow is an eloquent appreciation... More Info


Drawn and Quarterly | February 14, 2012 | 96 pages
Dream-filled landscapes, portraits, and abstracts in beautiful detail Amber Albrecht's work is rooted in magic, folklore, and postfeminist neo-romanticism. The newest entry in the Petit Livre imprint of accessible art books, Idyll comprises a series of paintings, silk-screened prints, and drawings.... More Info