Graphic novels celebrating multiple racial and ethnic perspectives, Eisner-nominated tween-friendly Princeless, Life with Archie series, the latest volume of Abouet’s Aya, a 1940s romance set in Cuba and New York City, and new About Comics collections.
Snyder brings back American Vampire’s original bad penny, Skinner Sweet. Demon Knights invade a medieval village with a predominately female cast of warriors. The Classic Grimm Tales resurface with taut new stories and lush art work. Kristiansen & Seagle deliver a haunting story in a flip-novel format–definitely a mood changer! Finally, CLAMP’s new volume in the series aims high, but falls short when it comes to plot!
Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. Houghton Harcourt. ISBN 9780618982509. $22. Using literature and psychoanalysis as twin lenses, Bechdel examines her own and her mother’s interwoven lives in a complex, almost dizzying tour de force of storytelling. More than matching her acclaimed Fun Home for its blend of drama, poignancy, and humor, [...]