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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
by Stephen Collins
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"Slyly exquisite...What happens over the course of the next 200+ pages is a dilemma Roald Dahl would have relished: The roiling anarchy of There erupts on Here — specifically, on poor Dave's previously clean-shaven cheeks — in the form of a... (read more)

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
Staff Pick
Fun Home, in concert with Craig Thompson's Blankets, was one of the works that proved to my doubting eyes that graphic novels could reach heights every bit as poetic, moving, and magical as the finest prose. Darkly funny but wholly sincere, the story of... (read more)

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
by Ellen Forney
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In Marbles, Ellen Forney explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity. A working cartoonist in Seattle, she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and must decide whether to accept treatment (and risk sacrificing her art) or continue self... (read more)

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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Blankets: An Illustrated Novel
Blankets: An Illustrated Novel
by Craig Thompson
Staff Pick
This coming-of-age memoir is told as much through the crisp illustrations as through the text. Thompson's voice and drawings are sweet without being sappy, and despite its unconventional format, Blankets is a very honest, relatable account of falling in... (read more)

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Building Stories
Building Stories
by Chris Ware
Staff Pick
I've been waiting for this book to come out for at least five years, and this magnificent edition exceeded all my expectations (and they were big ones)! I can't even begin to imagine a book more intricately constructed than Building Stories. I show it to... (read more)

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Black Hole
Black Hole
by Charles Burns
Staff Pick
Winner of the comics industry's trifecta -- the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards -- Black Hole is a riveting, nightmarish, sometimes ghoulishly funny allegory for the horror of adolescence and our collective terror of sexuality and our own bodies. But... (read more)

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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
by Nicole Georges
Staff Pick
Superb. This memoir is another good example for me of someone who is living a parallel life to my own. I always find solace in knowing that I'm not alone in experiencing trauma from family, love, or life. The voice is wonderful and the artwork is great.... (read more)

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The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman
Staff Pick
Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
by Peter Bagge
Staff Pick
This graphic novel about contraception pioneer Margaret Sanger is humorous, fast-paced, and inspiring. Bagge highlights not only her accomplishments but also her quirks and flaws in this well-researched biography.... (read more)

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Asterios Polyp
Asterios Polyp
by David Mazzucchelli
Staff Pick
If David Mazzucchelli weren't already beloved by comics fans, Asterios Polyp would make him legendary. This visually inventive, completely mesmerizing graphic novel will have you eagerly flipping pages on the first read, then flipping back to savor the... (read more)

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Promethea: Volume 1
Promethea: Volume 1
by Alan Moore
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What mad genius hides behind the moniker Alan Moore? For those unfamiliar with his work, Alan Moore made comic books "respectable" in the mid-80's with his landmark graphic novel Watchmen, introducing dark themes and intellectualism to a medium long... (read more)

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Habibi
Habibi
by Craig Thompson
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In Habibi, Craig Thompson strides into a minefield and emerges with an abundance of love, presenting a graphic novel of such dazzling scope, it took nearly seven years to create.... (read more)

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My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
by Derf Backderf
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Derf Backderf has a claim to fame besides being an award-winning graphic novel writer and cartoonist: he went to high school with Jeffrey Dahmer. Derf combines memories of his adolescence in the late '70s with exhaustive research, exploring the sadness... (read more)

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Staff Pick
Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Persepolis 2 : Story of a Return (04 Edition)
Persepolis 2 : Story of a Return (04 Edition)
by Marjane Satrapi
Staff Pick
I must admit I read this, the second installment of Satrapi's illustrated autobiography, before reading the first. Without the full premise of how she left her native country of Iran for Europe, it was easy to think that I had found a interesting... (read more)

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Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
by Karen Wilkin
Staff Pick
The late Edward Gorey is famous for his illustrations, absurdist stories, ballet fixation, and cats. But Ascending Peculiarity, a wonderful collection of interviews spanning twenty-five years, illuminates Mr. Gorey in a most splendid way. Although his... (read more)

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Moomin Book One: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
Moomin Book One: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip
by Tove Jansson
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Tove Jansson, a Finnish author and illustrator, drew these comics for the Onday Evening News in the 1950s. Many people know and love her books, but have never seen these amazing comics. Thanks to Drawn & Quarterly, now's your chance! Perfect for both... (read more)

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Almost Silent
Almost Silent
by Jason
Staff Pick
Almost Silent is simply the coolest thing to come out of Norway since Black Metal. This great little hardcover contains the first four Jason comics, some of which have been out of print for quite a while. You need this on your bookshelf next to your... (read more)

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Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
by Ben Katchor
Staff Pick
I first became aware of Katchor's sublime black and white strips in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine. "(His) picture stories speak a sad, beautiful clarity," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe once remarked. Compiled from strips published in The Forward... (read more)

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