Category: Graphic novels

Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes

Drawn and Quarterly | May 22, 2012 | 80 pages
Michael Cho began creating drawings of the back alleys near his Toronto home in 2008. With this book, he has amassed a collection that speaks to the beauty of the urban landscape: sometimes grittily citified, sometimes unexpectedly pastoral, and always bewitching. Cho is a skilled draftsman, and... More Info

Jerusalem

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

Sex Pistols: The Graphic Novel

Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books | May 1, 2012 | 96 pages
Thanks to Steve Parkhouse's wonderfully vivid illustrations and Jim McCarthy's clever distillation of the script that rewrote rock 'n roll and much else besides, the Pistols' story returns to the rough and tumble of the comic strip from which it derived to much of its initial inspiration. England's... More Info
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The Listener

Arbeiter Ring Pub | May 15, 2011 | 304 pages
The Listener reveals one of the world's most tragic acts of spin doctoring while weaving a compelling tale of complacency, art, power, and murder. It is a startling little-known story that changed the course of history. 1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take... More Info

Britt Wilson's Greatest Book on Earth

Conundrum Press | May 12, 2012 | 144 pages
This Toronto artist's popular minicomics have finally been collected into her first graphic novel. Wilson has a flowing cartooning style, reminiscent of Roberta Gregory, with angry young women running around the city creating havoc. She has an innate sense of storytelling through comics panels, and... More Info

Fanny & Romeo

Bdang | October 15, 2012 | 136 pages
It’s him or the cat in this charming collaboration between first time author (and renown Quebec comic actor) Yves Pelletier and the established artist Pascal Girard (winner of the Doug Wright Award for Bigfoot). The story concerns a young couple, Fanny wants to have children, and Fabien doesn’t... More Info

Heartless

September 15, 2012 | 128 pages
“Powered by an expressive black and white drawing style, reminiscent of Robert Crumb and the meticulous pointillist technique of Drew Friedman, the dark undertone of Bunjevac’s humour brings into light the range of socio-political issues her comics deal with, such as gender, nationalism or... More Info

A Chinese Life

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 704 pages
A Chinese Life is an astonishing graphic novel set against the backdrop of the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. This distinctively drawn work chronicles the rise and reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, and his sweeping, often cataclysmic vision for the most populated country on the... More Info

The Nao of Brown

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 208 pages
"Nao Brown suffers from OCD, but not the hand-washing, overly tidy type that people often refer to jokingly. Nao suffers from violent, morbid obsessions, while her compulsions take the form of unseen mental rituals. Working part-time in a 'designer' vinyl toy shop, while struggling to get her own... More Info

I'm Not a Plastic Bag

Archaia Entertainment Llc | April 24, 2012 | 88 pages
Based on the real-life occurrence of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an island of floating trash in a remote area of the Northern Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas, "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" tells a moving story about loneliness, beauty, and humankind's connection to our planet.... More Info

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 1

Vertigo | November 13, 2012 | 144 pages
The first book of the graphic-novel adaptation Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is adapted by Hellblazer writer Denise Mina.  More Info

Coltrane

Jonathan Cape | January 2, 2012 | 128 pages
'My music is the spiritual expression of what I am: my faith, my knowledge, my being...' John Coltrane rose from a hard and impoverished childhood in North Carolina to become one of the greatest jazz musicians of the age. From session musician to band member of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and... More Info

The complete Persepolis

Pantheon | October 30, 2007 | 341 pages
Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first... More Info

Bizarro Heroes

Last Gasp of San Francisco | May 15, 2011 | 100 pages
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The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson

Porcupine's Quill | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Walker's engravings in "The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson" pay homage to Thomson's contribution to Canadian culture through both representations of his own life and of the contemporary artistic community as a whole. The German Expressionists, who were active around the time Thomson was painting,... More Info

The Most Dangerous Game

Breadpig Inc | December 13, 2011 | 160 pages
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At the Mountains of Madness (Illustrated Classics)

Sterling Pub Co Inc | February 7, 2012 | 128 pages
I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying horror story gets an illustrated interpretation by one of today's finest graphic novel artists. Geologist William Dyer--the narrator of this novella--is desperate to stop... More Info

Gonzo

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 180 pages
Although publicly branded a bum, liar, addict, freak and psychopath, Hunter S. Thompson, the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, remains the great American writer, beginning as a troubled kid from Louisville and becoming an international icon, as this graphic biography reimagines. Original.  More Info

My Friend Dahmer

Abrams Comic Art | March 1, 2012 | 224 pages
You only "think" you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer--the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper--seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a... More Info

The Art of Daniel Clowes

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Examines the work and accomplishments of the author of "Eightball," "Ghost World," and other alternative comics and graphic novels.  More Info

Jinchalo

Drawn and Quarterly | February 14, 2012 | 120 pages
A wordless graphic novel follows Voguchi and her voracious appetite on an adventure into the sky at the will of shapeshifter Jinchalo.  More Info

Snaps

May 21, 2011 | 338 pages
Snaps takes place just before, during, and after the Second World War in a tiny town on Vancouver Island. The complex narrative is a period piece told from various points of view, in the Modernist literary tradition, and sometimes the characters and their stories overlap in intriguing ways. The... More Info

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