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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Graphic Novels from Gaiman & Oakley and Spencer & Co. | Xpress Reviews

Gaiman fans will find all the hallmarks of the gifted fantasist brought to life; Spencer is recommended for anyone who enjoys a solid mystery that mixes science with some mysticism

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age

Graphic Novels from Vanessa Davis and Hashtag Love Is Love | Xpress Reviews

Davis delivers a slightly aimless, loosely collected read; a model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults

Graphic Novels by Fraction & Ward, Kirkman & Azaceta, and Kittredge & Co. | Xpress Reviews

There really is nothing else like this out there, both in terms of content and aspiration; horror fans aware of Kirkman’s pedigree should eat it up; fans of X-Men, Kittredge’s previous work, and Sanders’s art will relish this fresh mystery