Doerries & Co., Druillet, Dunlap-Shohl, Evans, Prudhomme, Vaughn & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2016

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Doerries & Co.’s new novel will keep readers solidly in thrall for both message and entertainment; Dunlap-Shohl’s journey contextualizes Parkinson’s disease; Motter exhibits beautiful work with a concept that has not aged; a cool, satirical, thought-provoking futuristic noir from Vaughn et. al

DeConnick & Co., Gaiman, Mizuki, Morrison, Smith/Winet, and others | Graphic Novels Reviews, January 1, 2016

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An adult drama that offers heavy plot traction as well as food for thought, an unmissable addition to one of comics’ greatest series, a poignant father-son drama, Thompson’s take on the American Dream, an original memoir of love and loss

Abel, Doré, Lee, Stevenson, Morel/Mäel, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, November 15, 2015

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NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015, held October 8–11, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan, showed that diversity grows the market. The 160,000-plus attendees reflected every age, gender, ethnicity, and orientation.

Best Books 2015: Graphic Novels

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Abel, Jessica (text & illus.). Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio. Broadway: Crown. ISBN 9780385348430. pap. $17. COMMUNICATION/MEDIA Abel reports with visual finesse the complicated creative process behind public radio journalism. Drawing on research and interviews relating to Snap Judgment and seven other shows, she illustrates how ideas, […]

Backderf, Beaton, Remender/Tocchini, Sattouf, & others | Graphic Novels Reviews September 15, 2015

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In 2014, graphic novels boasted the second-largest growth of all segments of the U.S. publishing market, according to Publishers Weekly. Thus encouraged, American publishers have been looking to Europe for more winning work.

Baxter & Co., Jacobs, Moore & Co., Voloj/Ahlering, Wilkie, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, July 2015

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Mike’s Place is a fine exemplar of comics journalism; all adult collections should have Top 10; a sarcastic and funny satire of sword-and-sorcery fantasy; Wilkie yields wonder in small doses

Abadzi & Co., Kelman/Fetter-Vorm, Occupy Comics, Williamson & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Doctor Who is a winner fans will embrace, Bang!Tango is a solid bet for adult thriller fans, Wonton Soup is outrageous and picaresque sf, Williams’s serious yet sometimes puckish slice-of-life drama

Fraction/Zdarsky, Knisley, Kon, Miller/Varley & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An award-winning rarity from Fraction and Zdarsky, Goetzinger takes us inside the House of Dior, Kon is accomplished and complex, Miller and Varley’s Ronin is mature, ingenious, and dazzling, Padua’s extravaganza delights.

Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels

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The best graphic novels of 2014 as chosen by Library Journal’s graphic novel columnists.

Best Books 2013: Graphic Novels

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See all of LJ’s 2013 Bests Bagge, Peter (text & illus.). Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story. Drawn & Quarterly. ISBN 9781770461260. $21.95. BIOG Margaret Sanger’s crusade for reliable contraception changed the modern world. She established the use of birth control in the United States, founded the organizations that would later form Planned Parenthood, and […]