Author Archive for Gina Gagliano

The Summer of Love

Lily’s family has moved to a new town, and she expects to hate it–especially after a really cute guy, Steve, sees her dancing in the woods, and, she feels, generally making a fool out of herself. To top that off,…

I Never Liked You

I Never Liked You is the story of Chester Brown as a teenager: a gawky adolescent who enjoys drawing but has trouble with girls. This book is a series of connected short narratives that have been collected into a longer…

Top 10: The Forty-Niners

Top 10: The Forty-Niners is the prequel to Alan Moore’s previous two Top 10 books. This book is set at the time when Neopolis is just being established, and people are just getting used to the presence of science-heroes, robots,…

Owly, vol. 3: Flying Lessons

In Owly, vol. 3: Flying Lessons, the third volume of the captivating Owly series, Owly and his friend Wormy see a mysterious animal soaring through the trees. Owly thinks that it looks like a squirrel, but Wormy thinks that it…

Spiral Bound

Turnip the Elephant doesn’t really have much planned for the summer, so when Stucky Hound invites him to join the town sculpting class, he thinks that maybe it’d be fun. He surprises everyone in the class when he turns out…

Yakitate!! Japan, vol. 1

Kazuma Azuma has a mission: he’s out to create a national bread for Japan! Almost every other country around the world has a signature bread, but the Japanese people prefer their native rice to bread. After visiting a bread shop…

Three Strikes

Three Strikes is the story of Rey Quintana, a hispanic college kid who forgets his girlfriend’s birthday. He’s in a jewelry store and impulsively decides to pocket a pair of earrings that are lying out on the counter. Then he…

The Amazing Joy Buzzards, vol. 1

Biff Ashby, Stevo Vargas, Gabe Carlyle, and El Campeon are The Amazing Joy Buzzards, an internationally renowned band. But secretly, they also fight evil–zombies, robots, giant gorillas, and even evil film studio executives. Will Gabe get the girl he wants…

Sexy Voice and Robo

Nico Hayashi wants to be a spy when she grows up . . . or maybe a fortune-teller. She gets practice in by working for a phone-sex hotline, pretending to be older than she is and analyzing the characters of…

We Are On Our Own

Miriam Katin was a Jewish child in Hungary during World War II.  We Are On Our Own is the story of what she and her mother went through during this time, as they were forced to abandon their home and…

La Perdida

La Perdida recounts the story of Carla, a girl who goes to Mexico to explore her Mexican roots.  In Mexico, Carla stays with an American ex-boyfriend, Harry, until his disregard for her determination to pursue her Mexican heritage annoys them…

Spaghetti Western

Two cowboys walk into a bank: they’re there to rob the place. But the heist doesn’t go quite that smoothly– one of the cowboys has a fake gun, and when he’s tackled by a passerby, he has no choice but…

Slow News Day

The Wheatstone Mercury has one reporter, and his desk is in the hallway. When Katharine Washington flew to England for an internship, this wasn’t what she’d expected. Owen, the reporter, hadn’t been expecting her, either– and he doesn’t particularly want…

Acme Novelty Library #16

This book recounts a day in the life of Rusty Brown, a young boy; it also depicts the accompanying stories of the same day from the perspective of his father, the new boy in his school, Chalky White, Chalky’s sister,…