Staff Pick

John Allison is the single best writer of British teens trading witticisms on the US comics scene. Giant Days unites his formidable talents with artists Lissa Treiman and (later) Max Sarin, telling the tale of three college students. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince in sympathy, probably. Those who enjoy might appreciate Allison's earlier webcomic, "Bad Machinery."

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ISBN: 9781608867899
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: BOOM! Box - December 2015

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ISBN: 9781608868049
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 12th, 2016

Staff Pick

What is Steve Erickson's Shadowbahn? Black and white. Two towers, two parties divided. A playlist for the apocalypse. Children without a country, abandoned twins, an alternate dystopian future of our current dystopic United States. This is one of those books that aims in its three hundred odd pages to tackle the largest and most treacherous fault lines underlying the country. I can't say I understand every part of it, or that I think every scene works. But if you are what some would call a "dangerous reader" I would recommend this as a particularly dangerous book.

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ISBN: 9780735212015
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Blue Rider Press - February 14th, 2017

Staff Pick

The Art of Charlie Hock Chan Chye by Sonny Liew (a frequent collaborator with the MacArthur Grant winning comics artist Gene Luen Yang) paints a picture of Singapore in transition. It does so with a dizzying array of art: photographs, doodles, portraits, and comics drawn from each era of its recent history. All this is juxtaposed with the graphic memoir of Chye himself, the country’s greatest—and unjustly forgotten—cartoonist. But there’s a catch: Charlie Hock Chan Chye never existed! Sonny Liew draws from manga, superhero comics and newspaper strips to create Chye’s body of work. The results are fictional, yes. But it is a dazzling creative high wire act, inextricable from politics, writing in the lives and times of thinkers, artists and revolutionaries who were very much real. The Art of Charlie Hock Chan Chye proves that art is political, and politics a form of personal expression.

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ISBN: 9781101870693
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Published: Pantheon - March 2016