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Stitches: A Memoir

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In Stitches, artist and illustrator David Small tells the story of his early life. Given his whimsical children’s book illustrations, one would expect his childhood to have been similarly idyllic. Unfortunately, this was not the case. His family was dominated…

Fables Encyclopedia

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This book is an absolute must for fans of Bill Willingham’s comic book series Fables. The attractive package has no introductory material; it steps right into alphabetical entries on the major and minor characters in the Fables universe from individual…

A Matter of Life

A Matter of Life

I really love Jeffrey Brown’s works. From Darth Vader & Son to Clumsy to Funny Misshapen Body, his work is always wonderfully told and illustrated. Consistently heartwarming with moments of melancholy as well as laughter, Brown’s newest autobiographical book, A…

The Comic Book History of Comics

Wow! Comics, comic books, graphic novels, manga — they all have a history steeped in tradition and the story of how they became what they are today is filled with espionage, trickery, deceitfulness, and good stuff, too, like happiness and sunshine.…

Dirt Candy: a Cookbook

Vegetables are good, okay? They taste great and you can make great meals out of just vegetables! But, did you know that 75% of American meals have no vegetables at all? None! Enter Amanda Cohen, her NYC restaurant, Dirt Candy,…

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered seventeen people, all male adults and teens. His crimes were horrific and gruesome, and they shocked and saddened a nation. Why had this been allowed to happen and why did it take so long…

The Quality Companion

Well researched and presented, this intriguing look at the history and influence of Quality Comics is highly recommended for comic book geeks and others interested in the history of American comic books and, in particular, Jack Cole and Will Eisner.…

The Next Day

The Next Day compiles four true stories of attempted suicide. The graphic novella is set up as if the four survivors are sitting together on a lawn, telling their heart-breaking tales piece by piece. Right away, the book takes the…

The Influencing Machine

There’s supposedly an old Chinese curse that states “May you live in interesting times.” If that’s the case then Brooke Gladstone, author of The Influencing Machine, would not only most likely be happy, but be able to tell us all…

Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness

“I’m Johnny Cash,” followed by the twang of the guitar at the beginning of “Folsom Prison Blues” is how Johnny Cash started many of his concerts. Reinhard Kleist, author/illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness,  begins his graphic biography…

Zahra’s Paradise

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What started as a webcomic – serialized online since 2010 – Zahra’s Paradise is a story that will make readers cry, rejoice, and ultimately feel despair at the story of a woman searching for her son in the aftermath of…