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Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

Sarah Andersen - Andrews McMeel Publishing
Format: Print book

Do you love networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away.These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document...
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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood - Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social...
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings....
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Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf - Abrams ComicArts
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Derf Backderf comes the untold story of the Kent State shootings - timed for the 50th anniversary On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots,...
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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Allie Brosh - Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback

#1 New York Times Bestseller "Funny and smart as hell" (Bill Gates) , Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts...
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Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown - First Second
Format: Paperback

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and youll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. Youll see them in your dreams.Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about...
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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

THI BUI - Abrams ComicArts
Format: Paperback

National bestseller ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated...
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Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Octavia E. Butler
Format: Hardcover


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Blacksad

Juan Diaz Canales - Dark Horse Originals
Format: Hardcover

Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving...
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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir

Ellen Forney - Avery
Format: Paperback

Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between "crazy" and "creative" in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder....
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BANG!

Matt Kindt - Dark Horse Books
Format: Paperback

"A great #$%^ed up blend of James Bond and Tintin."--Keanu ReevesFrom New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator MATT KINDT and Quantum Age's WILFREDO TORRES comes a brand-new pulp-inspired tale of action, mystery, and altered reality.A best-of the-best secret agent with...
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March: Book One

John Lewis - Top Shelf Productions
Format: Paperback

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from...
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Feelings: A Story in Seasons

Manjit Thapp - Random House; Illustrated edition
Format: Hardcover

Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spark of possibility and jolt of creativity in High Summer,...
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Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness

Kristen Radtke - Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns. In Seek You, Kristen Radtke's wide-ranging exploration of our inner lives and public selves, Radtke...
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Stitches: A Memoir

David Small - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover...
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