THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith --- creater of the classic comic Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville --- has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and web comics to create this cutting-edge collection.
Written and illustrated by sibling team Ginny and Penelope Skinner and published by the London-based indie press Limehouse Books, Briony Hatch is a poignant yet mischievous romp through the warts-and-all life-world of a geeky, teenage girl growing up in contemporary England. It’s also a feminist fantasy and a ghost story and a coming-of-age tale.
Now 16 years old, Jacob Portman has grown up listening to outlandish tales told by his grandfather, who claims he escaped monsters as a young boy and was able to take shelter in Miss Peregrine’s home. Jacob believes the monsters his grandfather was hiding from during World War II were the Nazis, but after his grandfather dies, horrifically, before his very eyes, Jacob is confronted with the truth.
GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN is a twisted, fresh and utterly original full-length, full-color graphic-novel adaptation of Mary Shelley’s original text, brought to life by acclaimed illustrator Gris Grimly. This is the first fully illustrated version to use the original 1818 text and is destined to capture the imagination of those new to the story as well as those who know it well.
Gene Luen Yang tells two sides of the story in his two new books. Saints is the tale of a young girl growing up unwanted in late 19th-century China. She’s so unwanted, and considered so unlucky, that she isn’t even given a proper name…she’s simply called Four-Girl (because she is the fourth child). In Boxers, a young man named Bao is frustrated with the constant onslaught of foreign missionaries who proclaim to be teaching religion but instead are thieves and bullies. They mercilessly rob and threaten Bao’s peasant countrymen and show no remorse.
Opening on the morning of President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, MARCH is a vivid first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis's personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
Ramsey Beyer left behind small-town Michigan to attend a prestigious art school. She documents leaving home and growing up in this new memoir.
Can you run a successful (and huge) business and still call yourself “honest”? That’s what Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, cofounders of Honest Tea, explain in the graphic novel business book MISSION IN A BOTTLE.
Riverdale’s Dilton accidentally sends members of the Archie gang into the Glee world and members from the show Glee into Riverdale. The crossover ends up being a lot of fun as the characters from each brand have good chemistry together.
Titan Books continues its beautiful hardcover collections of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s comics works in this volume devoted to their science fiction work.