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October 17, 2014
Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons was named the first Comics Laureate of the United Kingdom on Friday at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
October 17, 2014
Two weeks ago, 151,000 people attended New York City's biggest pop culture event --- Comic Con.
October 16, 2014
The beautiful chaos that is New York Comic Con is now over, and what is left? Only comic book memories and cosplay dreams --- or, in this case, cosplay photos, courtesy of Vic Vaiana. We hope you...

Reviews

Hansel and Gretel written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti - Youth Picture Book

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create HANSEL & GRETEL, a stunning book that’s at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti’s sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Neil Gaiman crafts an original text filled with his signature wit and pathos that is sure to become a favorite of readers everywhere, young and old.

Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world's best hockey player, but he wasn't prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore... just a guy trying to find his place in the world as he sorts through issues that are both very real and seemingly insurmountable. Through a chance meeting, these two strike up an unlikely friendship. Their bond is tested when Tom discovers that his idol isn't as perfect up close as he seems from afar. With Jeremiah living a little too much in the moment and with his past catching up to him, will Tom be able to help him before it's too late?

In Real Life by Cory Doctrow and Jen Wang - Graphic Novel

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer --- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake. 

The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis - Graphic Novel

In Scarper Lee’s world, parents don’t make children --- children make parents. Scarper’s father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls. There are also no birthdays --- only deathdays. Scarper’s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort. Rob Davis’s dark graphic novel is an odyssey through a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape. 

THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction --- from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web --- to make a unique, stunning collection. Frank Miller (SIN CITY, 300) called guest editor Scott McCloud “just about the smartest guy in comics.” (Click here to read Dr. Katie Monnin's interview with series editor Bill Kartalopolous.)

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 2 written by Neil Gaiman illustrated by P. Craig Russell - Youth Graphic Novel
Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's THE GRAVEYARD BOOK reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton, and David Lafuente lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.

A prequel to BATTLING BOY, THE RISE OF AURORA WEST follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, THE RISE OF AURORA WEST (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.

Sugar Skull by Charles Burns - Graphic Novel
The long, strange trip that began in X'ED OUT and continued in THE HIVE reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before Doug is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. In this concluding volume, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality....
Ricky Rouse Has a Gun Written by Jörg Tittel with illustrations by John Aggs - Graphic Novel

Rick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park --- a family destination heavily “inspired” by Western culture, featuring Rambi, Ratman, Bumbo, and dozens of other original characters. The park’s general manager is convinced that Rick was destined to greet Fengxian customers, dressed as none other than Ricky Rouse. This original graphic novel is a relentless action comedy, a satire of US--China relations, a parody of Western entertainment, and a curious look at China.

The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as we know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? Meanwhile, what's the link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest?