Castaways, by Pablo Monforte

Staff Pick

This wonderful graphic novel pairs gorgeous art from Laura Perez and Joamette Gil with Monforte's dual-time-period narrative. In 1980s Madrid and 1990s Barcelona, we follow Alejandro and Julio as they go from their first meeting to falling in love, then on to heartbreak and an eventual reunion. Along the way we witness the characters' dreams and anxieties and experience the beauty and fragility of human connections.



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By Pablo Monforte, Laura Perez (Illustrator), Silvia Perea Labayen (Translated by), Joamette Gil (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781506727349
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 8th, 2022

Patience & Esther, by Sw Searle

Staff Pick

Warm and intimate, Patience & Esther recounts--and celebrates--a story of unexpected love and tenderness between women during a time when such relationships were taboo. Romance blooms between Scottish country- mouse Patience and Indian-born ladies maid Esther at the Honeycutt Estate where they work. Together, the women dream about life beyond the confines of their stations and take care of each other through the various phases of their lives. The book also examines the social issues of the period, including race, class, gender, and colonialism. With vibrant illustrations, thoughtful dialogue, and an endearing cast of secondary characters, Patience & Esther is an absolute delight to read.

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ISBN: 9781945820700
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - January 26th, 2021

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, by Fermín Solís

Staff Pick

Solis's graphic novel makes a solid--and delightful--supplement to the oeuvre of one of surrealism’s leading figures. Told with tenderness and drawn with whimsy, the book chronicles the period of Buñuel’s life that the artist spent filming his seminal pseudo-documentary, The Land without Bread, in the Spanish community of Las Hurdes, Solís focuses this fascinating story on Buñuel’s creative struggle and his internal debate between the principles of surrealism and those of social realism.

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ISBN: 9781910593844
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: SelfMadeHero - June 15th, 2021