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Big Black : Stand at Attica / written by Frank "Big Black" Smith; illustrated by Améziane.
cover imageIn the summer of 1971, New York's Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America -- abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated against the powerless. But when the gurards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they've had enough and revolt -- taking their jailers hostage and making demands for humane conditions. -- page 4 of cover.

The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse / Charlie Mackesy.
cover image"A modern, illustrated fable for readers of all ages that explores life's universal lessons from beloved British illustrator Charlie Mackesy"-- Provided by publisher.

Outer darkness, Volume 1. Each other's throats / John Layman, creator/writer ; Afu Chan, creator/artist ; Pat Brosseau, letterer.
cover image"Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a horrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic monsters, and more! "--Page 4 of cover.

H.P. Lovecraft's At the mountains of madness / adaptation and artwork by Gou Tanabe ; translated by Zack Davisson ; lettering and touchup by Steve Dutro.
cover image"January 25, 1931: an expedition team arrives at a campsite in Antarctica...to find its crew of men and sled dogs strewn and dead. Some are hideously mangled, as if in rage -- some have been dissected in a curious and cold-blooded manner. Some are missing. But a still more horrific sight is the star-shaped mound of snow nearby...for under its five points is a grave -- and what lies beneath is not remotely human! At the Mountains of Madness is a journey into the core of Lovecraft's mythos -- the deep caverns and even deeper time of the inhospitable continent where the secret history of our planet is preserved"--Back cover, volume 1.

Death wins a goldfish : reflections from a grim reaper's year-long sabbatical / Brian Rea.
cover image"Accompany Death on his mandatory yearlong sabbatical with these thoughtful, humorous illustrations from Brian Rea"-- Provided by publisher.

Holy Hannah / by Will Dinski.
cover image"Hannah, a successful tech entrepreneur, decides to drop out of society and create a new social app, 'Know Me.' She's invited to test the app on a small religious community, the Church of Love and Devotion. The results go way beyond any intended consequences as lines separating the self, technology, and belief become blurred and lead to religious cult indoctrination. Loosely inspired by the life of the notorious Jim Jones and updated for the social media age, Holy Hannah explores family and the ways in which people's lives become intertwined in unexpected and toxic ways."--Back cover.

Grass / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
cover image"Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the second World War - a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Beginning in Lee's childhood, Grass shows the leadup to World War II from a child's vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Korean folk. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee's memories. The cartoonist Gendry-Kim's interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee's wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace."-- Provided by publisher.

Street angel. Deadliest girl alive / Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca.
cover image"Jesse 'Street Angel' Sanchez is a homeless ninja girl on a skateboard! In-between kicking ass and taking sandwiches - she fights bullies, street gangs, ninjas, the man, cocky superheroes, hunger, and the ninja industrial complex. She also rescues a stray dog, makes weird new friends, and saves Christmas!?! This collection includes all of Street Angel's Image Comics adventures plus a couple of extra stories and behind-the-scenes materials.

Blade Runner 2019. 1, Los Angeles / written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson ; art by Andres Guinaldo ; colors by Marco Lesko ; lettering by Jim Campbell.
cover image"LAPD's best Blade Runner and detective, Aahna 'Ash' Ashina, has been assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Isobel and Cleo Selwyn, the wife and daughter of business tycoon, Alexander Selwyn--a close personal friend of Eldon Tyrell. Ash's search will take her on a journey deep into the crime-ridden underbelly of Los Angeles--a slowly decaying megacity--as she uncovers a terrible secret and a desperate conspiracy that forces her to confront her own hatred for Replicants--the synthetic humans--that she hunts and kills with such vengeance."--Provided by publisher.

Gender : a graphic guide / Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele.
cover image"An essential comic-book journey from the creators of Queer: A Graphic History that will change the way you think about gender. Is masculinity 'toxic'? Why are public toilets such a political issue? How has feminism changed the available gender roles -- and for whom? Why might we all benefit from challenging binary thinking about sex/gender? In this unique illustrated guide, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele travel through our shifting understandings of gender across time and space: from ideas about masculinity and femininity, to non-binary and trans genders, to intersecting experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, disability, and more. Tackling current debates and tensions, which can divide communities and even cost lives, Barker and Scheele look to the past and the future to explore how we might all approach gender in more caring and celebratory ways." -- Back cover.

No longer human / story & art by Junji Ito ; original novel by Osamu Dazai, based on English translation by Donald Keene ; translation & adaptation, Jocelyne Allen ; touch-up art & lettering, James Dashiell.
cover image"'Mine has been a life of much shame. I can't even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.' Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm in arm with death. Osamu Dazai's immortal, and supposedly autobiographical work of Japanese literature is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo's mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche."-- Provided by publisher

Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness / adapted by Peter Kuper.
cover image"Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Kuper delivers a powerful interpretation of this controversial classic. Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism and brutal exploitation in Africa. Now award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper reimagines Conrad's masterpiece for a new generation, transforming this dramatic tale of madness, greed, and evil into something visually immersive and profoundly complex. Drawn in pen, black pencil, and ink wash reminiscent of the etchings and lithography of Francisco Goya and Honoré Daumier, Kuper's Heart of Darkness captures the ominous atmosphere and tempo of Charles Marlow's journey up the River Congo. Kuper's images and concise text confront Conrad's colonial attitudes and systemic racism yet leave room for readers to engage with these issues on their own terms. Longtime admirers of the novella will appreciate Kuper's innovative interpretations and see Conrad's opus with fresh eyes, while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a canonical work of twentieth- century literature"-- Provided by publisher.

You can only yell at me for one thing at a time : rules for couples / Patricia Marx ; illustrated by Roz Chast.
cover image"An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone's heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade. Okay, not that last one. It's one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother's Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else's, and solve all your problems. Nuggets of advice include: If you must breathe, don't breathe so loudly. It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel. Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine's Day crusader pal, or anyone who can't live with or without love?"-- Provided by publisher.

Black Hammer. Volume 4, Age of doom, part II / writer, Jeff Lemire ; artist, Dean Ormston ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, Todd Klein ; cover by Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart.
cover image"After learning how they got trapped on the farm world, our heroes find themselves with everything they thought they wanted. But not everything is right just yet, and it takes the strong resolve of the new Black Hammer to get the team back together, as shocking revelations change their world at every turn!"-- Provided by publisher.

Drawn to sex : the basics / created by Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan.
cover image"Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex! Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn't know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning about, talking about, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they're here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions--including ones you might not even know you had! In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people. Pick up this fun book it you're looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out!"--Back cover.

Clyde Fans : a picture novel in five parts / Seth.
cover image"Twenty years in the making, Clyde Fans peels back the optimism of mid-twentieth century capitalism. Legendary Canadian cartoonist Seth lovingly shows the rituals, hopes, and delusions of a middle-class that has long ceased to exist in North America--garrulous men in wool suits extolling the virtues of the wares to taciturn shopkeepers with an eye on the door. Much like the myth of an ever-growing economy, the Clyde Fans family unit is a fraud--the patriarch has abandoned the business to mismatched sons, one who strives to keep the business afloat and the other who retreats into the arms of the remaining parent."-- Provided by publisher.

She could fly. Volume two, The lost pilot / writer, Christopher Cantwell ; artist, Martín Morazzo ; colorist, Miroslav Mrva ; letterer, Clem Robins.
cover image"Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution... but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder... will she even survive long enough to go insane?"-- Provided by publisher.

Hex wives / written by Ben Blacker ; art by Mirka Andolfo ; colors by Marissa Louise ; letters by Josh Reed.
cover image"'The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.' For hundreds of years a war has been waged between a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches and the all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. After the death of the lead Architect in 2005, it seemed the witches had finally defeated their foes. Now, 13 years later, waking up in a perfect cookie-cutter home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a sunny corner of suburbia, Isadora has no recollection of her past life as the leader of a witch coven, nor her soul mate Nadiya, let alone the centuries-old war she has waged in defense of the soul of America."-- Provided by publisher.

Cats of the Louvre / by Taiyo Matsumoto ; translation & English adaptation, Michael Arias ; touch-up art & lettering, Deron Bennett.
cover image"A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto. The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive--a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now..."--Provided by publisher.

BTTM FDRS / written by Ezra Claytan Daniels ; illustrated by Ben Passmore.
cover image"Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the 'Bottomyards' is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home."--Provided by publisher.

Qualification / David Heatley.
cover image"From the author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, a new graphic memoir brimming with black humor, that explores the ultimate irony: the author's addiction to 12-step programs. David Heatley had an unquestionably troubled and eccentric childhood: father a sexually repressed alcoholic, mother an overworked compulsive overeater. Then David's parents enter the world of 12-step programs and find a sense of support and community. It seems to help. David, meanwhile, grows up struggling with his own troublesome sexual urges and seeking some way to make sense of it all. Eventually he starts attending meetings too. Alcoholics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous. Debtors Anonymous. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. More and more meetings. Meetings for issues he doesn't have. With stark, sharply drawn art and unflinching honesty, Heatley explores the strange and touching relationships he develops, and the truths about himself and his family he is forced to confront while 'working' an ever-increasing number of programs. The result is a complicated, unsettling, and hilarious journey--of far more than 12 steps"-- Provided by publisher.

Reincarnation stories / Kim Deitch ; editor, Gary Groth.
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Nancy : a comic collection / by Olivia James.
cover imageCollects the first nine months of the "Nancy" comic strip written and illustrated by Olivia Jaimes, and featuring the adventures of Nancy, the character created by Ernie Bushmiller in 1938. Includes an interview by Abraham Riesman with Olivia Jaimes, the mysterious cartoonist behind Nancy.

The little blue kite / Mark Z. Danielewski.
cover imageA boy who loves flying kites begins to fear flying them after his favorite kite is lost and broken. Only time and courage can help him decide whether to fly again.

The death of the master / Patrick Kyle.
cover imageAfter the sudden death of a beloved patriarch who promised eternal life to his followers, a topsy-turvy society attempts to reconcile the deluded teachings of their late leader with the harsh reality he left behind.

I know what I am : the life and times of Artemisia Gentileschi / Gina Siciliano ; editor Conrad Groth.
cover imageOften overlooked in the pantheon of Renaissance masters is Artemisia Gentileschi -- Italy's greatest female painter. In 17th century Italy, Artemisia braved the male-dominated sphere of painting to become a groundbreaking artist.

Girl on film : a graphic novel memoir / written by Cecil Castellucci ; illustrated by Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg ; colored by Kieran Quigley & Joana Lafuente ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.
cover imageOne thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artiste. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn't allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid. Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.

Two dead / story, Van Jensen ; art, Nate Powell ; colors, Erin Tobey.
cover image"From the acclaimed DC Comics writer and the artist of the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning illustrated trilogy March comes a stunning crime noir graphic novel exploring the intertwining threads of crime, conspiracy, racism, and insanity in the post-World War II Deep South."-- Provided by publisher.

Superman : year one / story and art by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. ; inks by Danny Miki ; colors by Alex Sinclair ; letters by John Workman ; dust jacket art and original series cover art by John Romita Jr., Danny Miki, and Alex Sinclair ; case art by Frank Miller and Alex Sinclair.
cover image"From legendary writer Frank Miller comes a groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman's classic origin story, with art by John Romita Jr. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel's most famous milestones--from Kal-El's frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time. Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and John Romita Jr. (All Star Batman) use their celebrated backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective to Superman's origin, in a story that will live on as the pivotal Superman story."-- Provided by publisher.

Middlewest. Book 2 / story Skottie Young ; art, Jorge Corona ; colors, Jean-Francois Beaulieu ; lettering Nate Piekos of Blambot.
cover image"Seeking security and well-being doesn't mean settling into contentment or trying to find an easy way out. It means when things get difficult, there are people to count on and a place to find comfort and respite. Abel thought he'd found that. But, like so many others before him, his lack of self-control has put his new home, and those closest to him, in jeopardy. As told by writer Skottie Young and artists Jorge Corona, Abel's quest to find answers continues to shape who he will become. With the Fox at his side, Abel consults the bygone beings of an ancient Middlewest, while his father, Dale, continues to unravel as he desperately pursues a son who does not want to be found."

Thin slices of anxiety : observations and advice to ease a worried mind / Catherine Lepage.
cover imageThinly sliced and illustrated, emotions are much easier to digest.

Little Bird. Book one, The fight for elder's hope / created by Ian Bertram & Darcy Van Poelgeest ; writer Darcy Van Poelgeest ; artist Ian Bertram ; colors Matt Hollingsworth ; letters Aditya Bidikar ; design Ben Didier.
cover image"Little Bird was born into war, and it's the only life she's known. When her village is destroyed and her mother is kidnapped by the opressive American Empire, she fights to reignite the resistance that once was, and defeat the enemy - to save her people, to discover her own identity in a world on fire. Little Bird is the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic from award-winning film-maker Darcy Van Poelgeest and Angouléme nominated artist Ian Bertam."--page [4] of cover.

Deadpool by Skottie Young. Vol. 3, Weasel goes to Hell / writer, Skottie Young ; artists, Nic Klein with Scott Hepburn (#15) ; color artist, Nic Klein with Ian Herring (#15) ; letterer, Jeff Eckleberry.
cover image"As the War of the Realms rages, Deadpool is sent to Australia to take care of a pesky troll problem! No, not those obnoxious internet nerds. REAL TROLLS! How many didgeridoo jokes can one comic book make? Let's find out together! The war against the trolls grows larger! The likelihood of Deadpool not causing an international incident grows smaller! Prepare for carnage as only a nation begun as a penal colony can deliver!"--Provided by publisher.

Morning in America / written by Magdalene Visaggio ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; lettered by Zakk Saam.
cover imageIt's 1983, and when mysterious monsters start overtaking a small town in Ohio, it's up to a teenage girl gang to save the day in this new story for fans of Paper Girls and Stranger Things.

Rivers of London. Action at a distance / created by Ben Aaronovitch ; written by Andrew Cartmel ; art by Brian Williamson ; colors by Stefani Renne ; lettering by Rob Steen.
cover image"Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant's mentor, the mysterious Nightingale! October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities, and Strallen soon realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines who can match this madman's power - London's own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man's only intent. Tying directly into the continuity of the Rivers of London novels and revealing secrets about Nightingale's past that readers have long-hoped to find out!"--Provided by publisher.

Firefly. The sting / created by Joss Whedon ; written by Delilah S. Dawson ; illustrated by Pius Bak, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim, Rodrigo Lorenzo ; colored by Joana Lafuente, Doug Garbark, Natalia Marques ; lettered by Jim Campbell ; cover by Marco D'Alfonso, Miguel Mercado.
cover image"Five women. No men. One big gorram diamond. Saffron -- the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Capt. Malcolm Reynolds -- returns to the Serenity. But this time, she's got no time for Mal, as she's there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved." -- Back cover.

November. Vol. 1, The girl on the roof / Matt Fraction ; artist, Elsa Charretier ; colorist, Matt Hollingsworth ; letterer, Kurt Ankeny.
cover image"November follows the lives of three women intersecting in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city on a single day and night, they discover their lives are bound together by a mysterious man that seems to be the cause of it all."--Provided by publisher.

Spider-Man. Life story / Chip Zdarsky, writer ; Mark Bagley, penciler ; John Dell, Andrew Hennessy, inkers ; Frank D'Armata, colorist ; VC's Travis Lanham, letterer.
cover imageIn 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15, fifteen-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! 57 years have passed in the real world since that event -- so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley unite to spin a unique Spidey tale -- telling an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! Prepare to watch Peter Parker age through 57 years of groundbreaking history -- and find out what happens to him, and those he loves the most!

The secret loves of geeks / edited by Hope Nicholson ; foreword by Chris Roberson.
cover image"Following the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls comes this brand new anthology featuring comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex and, dating. Including creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (Hag-Seed), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Gabby Rivera (America), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), Sfe R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), and many more."-- Amazon.com.

Ōoku : the inner chambers / [story and art] by Fumi Yoshinaga ; [translation & adaptation, Akemi Wegmüller ; editor, Pancha Diaz].
cover image"In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chamber"--Vol. 1, p. [4] of cover.

Barefoot Gen. 1, A cartoon story of Hiroshima / Keiji Nakazawa ; translated by Project Gen.
cover imageGRAPHIC NOVELS: MANGA. Beautiful new hardcover edition of Barefoot Gen Volume One! Striking new design with special sturdy binding for institutional use. August 6, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Today, the danger posed by nuclear weapons is as great as ever, yet few people survive who witnessed their horror. To mark the event, and honor Keiji Nakazawa's incredible work, Last Gasp created a special set of Barefoot Gen, volumes 1-4 for institutional use. Nakazawa's manga illustrates the true impact of nuclear weapons when used against a civilian population. It is vital reading for people of all ages, and especially for today's youth. By keeping this tragedy in our collective consciousness, we can strive to never repeat it and guide humanity towards a course of peace. Barefoot Gen Volume One "A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima" details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima."

The envious siblings : and other morbid nursery rhymes / Landis Blair.
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The end of the world / [Don Hertzfeldt].
cover imageFrom the imagination of legendary animator and two-time Oscar nominee Don Hertzfeldt comes a hilarious fever-dream vision of the apocalypse. Created during sleepless nights while he worked on his animated films, The End of the World was illustrated entirely on Post-It notes over the course of several years, slowly taking shape from all the deleted scenes, bad dreams, and abandoned ideas that were too strange to make it to the big screen, including essential early material that was later developed into the animated classic World of Tomorrow. Hertzfeldt's visually striking work transcends its unusual nature and taps into the deeply human, universal themes of mortality, identity, memory, loss, and parenthood . . . with the occasional monstrous biting eel descending from the sky.

Once upon a time in France / written by Fabien Nury ; drawn by Sylvain Vallée ; colors by Delf ; translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger ; lettered by Haley Rose-Lyon.
cover image"Based on the true story of Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew who immigrated to France in the 1920s and became one of the richest men in Europe as a scrap-metal magnate. During the Second World War he becomes a Nazi collaborator and war profiteer who provides the Nazi regime with the metals it needs, but secretly he uses his wealth and influence to finance the French Resistance and free fellow Jews from Nazi hands. Due to his tactics he was one of the three Jews who were denied Israeli citizenship"-- Provided by publisher.

Grease bats / created, written and illustrated by Archie Bongiovanni.
cover imageSo, no one told you life was gonna be this gay! Grease Bats stars Andy, a trans genderqueer individual who is both tough and loving, and their BFF Scout, an all-feelings-all-the-time mistake-maker. Andy and Scout are best buds, roommates, and gay disasters. Along with their friends and plenty of beer, they're just trying to make it through their 20s, survive late capitalism, and navigate the dating world. Tough and loving Andy is a genderqueer trans individual, who dates like there's no tomorrow, while Scout, an all-feelings-all-the-time mistake-maker, is still languishing over her ex-girlfriend ... from like two years ago.

Rivers of London. Volume 5, Cry fox / written by Andrew Cartmel & Ben Aaronovitch; art by Lee Sullivan, colors by Luis Guerrero, lettering by Rob Steen.
cover imageChild kidnapping is already an appalling crime, but in the latest case for Detective Constable Peter Grant- newly promoted in the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police, but with a lot still to learn about wizarding- things take a truly dark turn when the victims become the prey in a homicidal hunt that Grant and the members of the Folly must stop!

Rivers of London. Volume 6, Water weed / created by Ben Aaronovitch ; written by Andrew Cartmel ; art by Lee Sullivan ; colors by Luis Guerrero & Paulina Vassileva ; lettering by Rob Steen.
cover imageDetective Inspector Peter Grant was right to believe that there was something off about the mysterious new drug doing the rounds at parties. Goblin girl, Lana Blanding, confirmed it to be "werelight weed", seemingly grown by magic. That's as much information as Lana was willing to part with for free. Clever girl, Lana -but not clever enough to know that working both sides would land her in hospital.The werelight weed is being distributed by boat along the Thames, but the main source is still unknown. What Peter does know, however, is that there is an office in Teddington which acts as a staging area for distributing the drugs. He also knows that the dealers are scared shitless of their supplier: a woman covered in face tattoos known as the Hoodette.Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch 2018. All rights reserved.

The books of magic / written by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson ; letterered by Todd Klein.
cover imageTimothy Hunter is like any other 13-year-old boy, aimlessly filling his days with television and skateboarding. But Timothy Hunter is also unlike nearly everyone else on Earth, and he's about to learn the reason why. In a word -- magic. Tim doesn't believe in magic, of course, but it turns out that magic certainly believes in him -- at least enough that some of its practitioners are already actively planning his untimely death. Luckily for Tim, he also has allies in the supernatural realms. Four of the world's most accomplished and mysterious magicians have sworn to protect and enlighten the boy, and each of them has prepared a journey to demonstrate the hazards and rewards of the magical life. More important, they will also show him the price. This deluxe hardcover edition collects all four books of the original miniseries and includes an introduction by legendary fantasy and science fiction author Roger Zelazny as well as a special section featuring never-before-seen preliminary texts and sketches from the creators.

Open borders : the science and ethics of immigration / written by Bryan Caplan ; artwork by Zach Weinersmith ; color by Mary Cagle.
cover image"American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the immigration debate: He argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy--greatly benefiting humanity. With a clear and conversational tone, exhaustive research, and vibrant illustrations by Zach Weinersmith, Open Borders makes the case for unrestricted immigration easy to follow and hard to deny"--Provided by publisher.

Hardcore anxiety : a graphic guide to punk rock and mental health / Reid Chancellor.
cover image"Punk rock and mental health have been intertwined since the very beginning. Nervous breakdowns, anxiety, seeking acceptance, attempting to overcome internalized demons, and reacting to harmful and oppressive systems -- punk rock embodies and emboldens all our feelings and experiences, positive and negative. Hardcore Anxiety charts and tracks punk movements from the '70s till today, from small towns to stadiums, from the struggles in our heads to the people actively harming us in our communities. Told from the point of view of a young man discovering punk and working through mental illness in Evansville, Indiana, this stunning nonfiction graphic novel gives punks the most important advice of all: 'You aren't alone. You're going to make it through alive.'" -- Back cover.

Black Hammer '45 : from the world of Black Hammer / story by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes ; script by Ray Fawkes ; artist, Matt Kindt ; colorist, Sharlene Kindt ; letterer, Marie Enger.
cover image"During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron bands together to combat the Nazis, a host of occult threats, and their ultimate aerial warrior the Ghost Hunter."-- Provided by publisher.

Invisible kingdom. Volume 1, Walking the path / writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Christian Ward ; letterer, Sal Cipriano.
cover image"In a small solar system in a far-flung galaxy, two women -- one a young religious acolyte and the other a hard-bitten freighter pilot --uncover a conspiracy between the leaders of the most dominant religion and an all-consuming mega-corporation. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair must decide where their loyalties lie -- and risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Drawing power : women's stories of sexual violence, harassment, and survival : a comics anthology / edited by Diane Noomin ; introduction by Roxane Gay.
cover image"Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers the anthology's contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races--and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace. With a percentage of profits going to RAINN, Drawing Power is an anthology that stokes the fires of progressive social upheaval, in the fight for a better, safer world."--Publisher website.

The hard tomorrow / Eleanor Davis.
cover image"Hannah is a thirty-something wife, home-health worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working--or "working"--on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They're currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Legs in the air, for a better chance at conception, Hannah scans fertility Reddits while Johnny dreams about propagating plants--kale, tomatoes--to ensure they have sufficient sustenance should the end times come, which, given their fragile democracy strained under the weight of a carceral state and the risk of horrible war, doesn't seem so far off. Helping Hannah in her fight for the future is her best friend Gabby, a queer naturalist she idolizes and who adores her. Helping Johnny build the house is Tyler, an off-the-grid conspiracy theorist driven sick by his own cloudy notions of reality."-- Provided by publisher.

Gideon Falls. Volume 3, Stations of the cross / Jeff Lemire ; [art by] Andrea Sorrentino; colors by Dave Stewart ; lettering and design by Steve Wands.
cover image"Father Burke tracks a vicious killer to Gideon Falls, 1886. A killer that can travel through time and space. A killer named... Norton Sinclair?"--Provided by publisher.

Ascender. Volume one, The haunted galaxy / Jeff Lemire; Dustin Nguyen.
cover imageSet 10 years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, here magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

Commute : an illustrated memoir of female shame / Erin Williams.
cover image"In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both."--Provided by publisher.

Rusty Brown / F.C. Ware.
cover image"Rusty Brown" is a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of six complete consciousnesses on a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit. A sprawling, special snowflake accumulation of the biggest themes and the smallest moments of life, "Rusty Brown" literately and literally aims at nothing less than the coalescence of one half of all of existence into a single museum-quality picture story, expertly arranged to present the most convincingly ineffable and empathetic illusion of experience for both life-curious readers and traditional fans of standard reality. From childhood to old age, no frozen plotline is left unthawed in the entangled stories of a child who awakens without superpowers, a teen who matures into a paternal despot, a father who stores his emotional regrets on the surface of Mars and a late-middle-aged woman who seeks the love of only one other person on planet Earth.

Stage dreams / Melanie Gillman.
cover imageIn 1861, Grace, a runaway, and Flor, a stagecoach robber, join forces to thwart a plan by the Confederate Army in the New Mexico Territory.

Maggy Garrisson / [words by] Lewis Trondheim ; [art by] Stéphane Oiry ; translated from the French edition by Emma Wilson.
cover image"After two years of unemployment, Maggy Garrisson lands a secretarial job. Too bad her new boss is the shady, chaotic Anthony Wight: private detective and alcoholic. But a job is a job, and Maggy could use the cash. Five days into her new role, Wight is beaten to a pulp and Maggy is tasked with returning his wallet. With this seemingly innocuous request, Maggy enters a sinister underworld of corrupt cops, crooked businessmen, and career criminals. There's a lot to investigate, from the disappearance of a family album to the theft of gold teeth from bodies at the crematorium. But for someone with the energy, ingenuity, and enterprising spirit of Maggy Garrison, puzzles are there to be solved--especially if there's money to be made in the process."--Provided by publisher.

The tenderness of stones / by Marion Fayolle ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Brock ; English lettering by Dean Sudarsky.
cover image"A surreal and stunningly beautiful graphic novel about death, mourning, and family by one of the most promising young artists working today. "We buried one of dad's lungs," announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it--and that is just the beginning. The family looks on as, under the dispassionate orders of anonymous white-clad strangers, their father is disassembled, piece by piece: His nose is removed from his face and tied, temporarily, to his neck; his other lung is pulled out and he is forced to lug it around in a cart; his mouth is pried off and stored away, leaving him mute. Beneath it all is one devastating truth: Soon, he will be gone entirely. Marion Fayolle is one of the most innovative young artists in contemporary comics, and in this startling, gorgeously drawn fable she offers a vision of family illness and grief that is by turns playful and profound, literal and lyrical. She captures the strange swirl of love, resentment, grief, and humor that comes as we watch a loved one transformed before our eyes, and learn to live without them"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret rose : a Corto Maltese graphic novel / Hugo Pratt ; translated by Dean Mullaney and Simone Castaldi.
cover image"Corto Maltese enters the crossroads of magic and the occult, astrology and history, religion and mythology in the first English-language translation of Pratt's award-winning book. Visiting the writer Hermann Hesse while researching alchemists with his old friend Professor Steiner, Corto drinks from the 'source of the Alchemy Rose' and becomes immersed in a surreal and dreamlike adventure that involves Klingsor, the quest for the Holy Grail, Death, the Devil, and the Sandman, among others. This complexly plotted graphic novel was among Hugo Pratt's most philosophical ruminations on the imagination."--Provided by publisher.

Cemetery Beach / Warren Ellis, writer ; Jason Howard, artist and book design ; Fonografiks, lettering and book design.
cover imageWelcome to giant toilet planet. Professional pathfinder Mike Blackburn breaks out of a torture cell, bringing murderous young dissident Grace Moody with him, to kick off his worst day ever - escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with an army of lunatics. Utopia is murdery.

Die. Volume 1, Fantasy heartbreaker / Kieron Gillen, writer ; Stephanie Hans, artist ; Clayton Cowles, letterer.
cover image"DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players."--Provided by publisher.

Moonshadow : the definitive edition / created by J.M. DeMatteis, writer & Jon J. Muth, illustrator ; with Kent Williams (books 6 and 12), George Pratt (books 11 and 12) and Sherri Van Valkenburgh, Glenn Pepple ; lettering, Kevin Nowlan with Gaspar Saladino (book 8).
cover image"Known as America's first fully painted graphic novel, the poetic, philosophical, and groundbreaking Moonshadow gets a deluxe hardcover treatment, with a new introduction by writer J.M. DeMatteis and a new bonus section featuring concept art and early notes from the creative team. A romantic, unreliable narrator leads us through his interplanetary coming-of-age story, as an older Moonshadow recounts his strange mixed-species birth in outer space, his escape from a deep-space zoo, and his struggles to survive in a war-torn universe. With gorgeous watercolor artwork by Jon J Muth, this influential, timeless "fairy tale for adults" also includes the Farewell Moonshadow illustrated novella that gives fans a look at Moon's life after his tumultuous, space-faring teens and misadventures with the miscreant Ira. Digitally restored and including all original cover work, this volume also includes illustrations by Kent Williams and George Pratt and lettering by Kevin Nowlan. A sci-fi fantasy that Ray Bradbury called, 'Beautiful, original, haunting,' and DeMatteis himself calls 'Dickens' David Copperfield meets Siddhartha in space.'"-- Provided by publisher.

Frogcatchers / Jeff Lemire.
cover image"Experience a surreal descent into one man's psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Roughneck and Sweet Tooth, "the Stephen King of comics" (Maclean's). A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is--as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed--the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms. But when he meets a young companion--the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness--his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it.

Oblivion song. Chapter three / Robert Kirkman ; artists, Lorenzo De Felici, Annalisa Leoni.
cover imageIn the wake of the world's SECOND transference event... everything is different now. Collects OBLIVION SONG #13-18.

Anxiety is really strange / Steve Haines ; art by Sophie Standing.
cover image"What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book addresses these questions and more, revealing just how strange anxiety is, but also how to unravel its mysteries and relieve its effects. Understanding how anxiety is created by our nervous system trying to protect us, and how our fight-or-flight mechanisms can get stuck, can significantly lessen the fear experienced during anxiety attacks. In this guide, anxiety is explained in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format with tips and strategies to relieve its symptoms, and change the mind's habits for a more positive outlook."--Amazon.com.

Basquiat : a graphic novel / Paolo Parisi ; translation by Edward Fortes.
cover image"Cool, talented and transgressive, Jean-Michel Basquiat's life is just as fascinating as the work he produced. Delve into 1980s New York as this vivid graphic novel takes you on Basquiat's journey from street-art legend SAMO to international art-scene darling, up until his sudden death. Told through cinematic scenes, this is Basquiat as seen through the eyes of those who knew him, including his father, Suzanne Mallouk, Larry Gagosian and, most importantly, the man himself. Basquiat is a moving depiction of a troubled artist's life for those interested in both the art and the man who made it."--Provided by publisher.

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 / stories by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson ; art by Mike Norton, Yishan Li, Michael Avon Oeming ; colors by Dave Stewart ; letters by Clem Robins.
cover imagePressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets' secret plans for recovered Nazi occult weapons. But a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that led to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work -- both inside the B.P.R.D. and out. Plus, Hellboy's ill-fated stint as a luchador movie star is revealed in Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death!

Burmese moons / Sophie Ansel ; artist, Sam Garcia; translation by Jeremy Melloul; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic.
cover image"The human rights abuses of the Myanmar republic are brought to horrifying life in this tale of hardship and perseverance in the face of impossible conditions. The peaceful jungles of Burma are ripped apart as the People Power Uprising of 1988 incites the brutal military rulers of Myanmar to crush a burgeoning revolution. Among millions of displaced natives are Thazama, Moonpi and Kim, members of the Zomi tribe, forced to flee slavery and torture, who soon learn that everywhere they turn, they are trapped between worlds and hostages in their own country. With captivating imagery and heart-wrenching clarity, Burmese Moons tells a tragic story of oppressive human rights violations in what was formerly the longest-running military dictatorship in the world-- and illustrates the brutal toll exacted upon the men, women and children of the region."--Publisher's website.

Niki de Saint Phalle : the garden of secrets / Dominique Osuch, writer ; Sandrine Martin, art ; translation by Joe Johnson ; lettering by Big Bird Zatryb.
cover image"Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her... From madness, from violence... Even from herself. A comics biography of the famous and controversial contemporary pop-style artist known for her monumental sculpture"--Back cover.

Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D. the devil you know. Volume 1, Messiah / story by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie ; art by Laurence Campbell ; colors by Dave Stewart ; letters by Clem Robins ; including "Broken Vessels" art by Tim Sale ; cover by Laurence Campbell with Dave Stewart ; cover break art by Duncan Fegredo
cover image"Before they were vanquished by the B.P.R.D., Lovecraftian monsters created a Hell on Earth. As society rebuilds, strange cults vie for influence, and the demon Varvara emerges to lead the way... Abe Sapien returns from his self-imposed exile to rejoin Liz Sherman just in time for the Bureau to face the final threat to mankind."-- Provided by publisher.

Batman. Damned / Brian Azzarello, writer ; Lee Bermejo, art and covers ; Jared K. Fletcher, letterer.
cover image"The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more he starts to doubt everything he's uncovering. So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? The problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people's heads even more. So with John's 'help', the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker."--Page [4] of cover.

Bury the lede / Gaby Dunn ; illustrated by Claire Roe, with Miquel Muerto.
cover imageCub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premiere newspaper in town. The Boston Lede, where she fetches coffee for the night crew and dreams of her own byline. So when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to a prominent Boston family, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century. What she finds instead is the woman who'll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path--back cover.

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