Graphic Novels from Best American Comics, Goldfield & Short, and Hawkins & Others | Xpress Reviews

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An anthology of best comics of 2015 is best for those immersed in the medium, the secret journals of John Rodgers Jewitt detail the years he spent as a captive of the Mowachaht, a fun read that asks serious questions about life, religion, and corruption

Q&A: Kate Beaton

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This month, Beaton celebrates a second collection of her educationally flavored humor with Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

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.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2015

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Fiction debuts from FitzHenry, Giuffre, and Kingsnorth, plus another winner from veteran Irving; important world fiction; larger-than-life graphic novels from Remender/Tocchini; Cho’s SF Debut of the Month, plus new Series Lineup

Graphic Novels: Bajram, Gaiman, Hardman, Lemire, Marchetto, Murakami & Tanaka | Xpress Reviews

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Military sf in cinematic quality, a provocative read with a few gems to admire, a fantastically sordid mystery, for those who thoroughly enjoy convoluted time traveling, a classic second-chance story repackaged in a smart and evocative way, a passable jumping-off point biography

Graphic Novels from Kuper and Seely & Zarcone & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Kuper’s evocative artwork captures heartbreaking events; Effigy is quintessential Vertigo

Graphic Novels from Alarcón & Alvarado, Cavolo, Climo, and Eisner & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Alarcón and Sheila Alvarado are too elliptical, a highly original piece of art from Cavolo, Climo doesn’t make any attempt to plumb the depths of compelling comics territory, Eisner’s blending of art and text is revolutionary; highly recommended

Graphic Novel from Farazmand | Xpress Reviews

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Simplistic line drawings mixed with sarcasm, wit, and dark humor in varying degrees comprise this compilation of webcomics and short essays from website creator Farazmand

A Graphic Novel from Mark Crilley | Xpress Reviews

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This six-volume, fast-paced story makes fine reading for teens and new adults who like tidy, happy-ending plots and Japanese-ish approaches to comics

Graphic Novels from Hickman & Co., Kelly & Fiumara, and Sousanis | Xpress Reviews

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Hickman’s collection has literary, historical, religious, and philosophical references; Kelly & Fiumara’s first series volume features stark black-and-white illustrations; Sousanis might be of interest to fans of hard-core philosophy