Graphic Novels feature Paula Knight on “The Facts of Life” | Xpress Reviews

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Graphic memoirs thrive on candid and open storytelling, and Knight seems a bit quick to close the book. This emotionally honest and personal look into reproductive challenges takes an awkward turn toward manifesto

Graphic Novels from Nicholson, Remender & Co., and Zick | Xpress Reviews

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A great place to whet one’s appetite for further exploration rather than a definitive guide; fans of Remender’s work will be captivated by this story; die-hard fans of Zick’s series may appreciate this raw, unfinished protowork

Graphic Novels from Gabrielle Bell and Debuter Kaplan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Bell’s first graphic memoir, while more realized than her earlier comics, still flows from the same source; Kaplan’s first volume of a new doomsday series solidly balances worldbuilding with action.

Graphic Novels from Dori, Sabaaneh, and Wolf | Xpress Reviews

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The trials and tribulations of a flawed yet highly influential innovator; White & Black offers a candid look into the experiences of a political prisoner; for wistful adult readers who meditate on their own past loves

Graphic Novels from Helfand & Kumar, Muradov, and Sikoryak | Xpress Reviews

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A tool for reluctant readers to teach facts and history; patrons who appreciate the drawings of Al Hirschfeld will appreciate Muradov’s “graphic novella”; an example of how to use art to change how readers approach narrative content

Graphic Novels from Prince & Amor and Roca | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for graphic novels fans who appreciate the complexities of the language; Roca’s art shines brightest, pulling readers into his world, but it’s Francisco’s and Telmo’s friendship that will haunt them

Awoke Reading: Celebrating African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosting record crowds, and a swath of important achievements by various artists and authors, Black History Month is particularly meaningful this year.

Atwood & Co., Dupont/Mezzo, Moebius, Ollmann, Revel, Fantagraphics Turns 40 | Graphic Novels Reviews, February 1, 2017

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Stylistically outstanding, this candid biography will appeal to blues and pop music lovers; Mr. Seabrook is an early contender for one of the best releases in 2017; a solid choice for fantasy fans and book discussion groups

Q&A: RESIST! Cartoonists Respond to the Election

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After Election Day, November 8, 2016, Gabe Fowler had to do something. As owner of Brooklyn’s Desert Island comics shop and editor of the quarterly comics tabloid Smoke Signal, he decided to devote a special issue of that publication to cartoonists reacting against the forces of intolerance.

Graphic Novel Memoir from Debuter Bui | Xpress Reviews

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An emotional roller-coaster journey, this thought-provoking account completely satisfies as the story comes full circle; an excellent choice for book clubs