This was a cover buy (because w o w). But Aiza snagged me by the collar and had me laughing real fast. Her friends had me next, and with them I was lost under sweeping cyan skies, alongside epic Jordanian architecture. This story is somehow ancient and fresh; a challenge and a delight. It has it all. Recommended by Hannah W.
The art is as disheveled and compelling as Monsieur Dubois. A love letter to artists and a tribute to history, expressed in tricolor etudes of gold, seafoam, magenta; amber, indigo, and maroon. Just gorgeous. Recommended by Hannah W.
Every page of The Magic Fish is a feast for the eyes and heart. Smart, powerful, and lovingly done. Recommended by Hannah W.
Yotsuba and her dad, Koiwai, have a special place in my heart and on my bookshelves. Every character is so funny and loveable, and Azuma's attention to background and texture — from soft pancakes to traffic lights to stray leaves on the street — makes this series feel especially tangible and cozy. His story and style fully embody the manga's tag line, “enjoy everything." (Particularly this volume's chapter, "Rocks"... I cried a little.)Recommended by Hannah W.