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RONAN & ENDLESS SEA OF STARS GRAPHIC MEMOIR

When Rick and Emily's infant son Ronan is diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, an incurable neurological disorder, they are faced with the practical and emotional hurdles of parenting and loving their son-despite the shadow of inevitable loss. Rick Louis narrates this original graphic memoir, with illustrator Lara Antal translating the space that Ronan occupies before, during, and after his life, using flights of fancy and imagination to express the bizarre, heartbreaking, and sometimes even silly reality of human beings suddenly trapped in an impossible situation.

$52.48

FIRE NEVER GOES OUT MEMOIR IN PICTURES GN

From Noelle Stevenson comes a captivating, honest graphic novel memoir that finds her turning an important corner in both her creative and personal journeys-and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it's hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$28.48

BOAT LIFE GN

Serialized between 1996 and 2000, Boat Life stars novelist Tsuda Kenta, a lightly veiled stand-in for the artist, Tsuge Tadao, himself, as he pursues a life of reprieve and reverie on a small, makeshift house boat on a river outside of Tokyo. Based loosely on the artist's own daily life, this charming story follows the hapless protagonist on a series of magical absurdist quests, featuring a panoply of personable characters, including a drunkard fisherman, a pervy monk, a talking corpse, a senile hermit, and a half-supportive, half-doubtful wife and adult son.

$52.40

TERRYS CREW GN

Actor-author-athlete Terry Crews digs into his childhood in Detroit to tell a story of fitting in and finding your place in his showstopping debut middle-grade graphic novel. Young Terry Crews has a Big Dream Plan: He wants to become a MULTIHYPHENATE. That means he wants to be an artist. And a football player. And a musician. And maybe a NASA scientist, too! OK, maybe it's ambitious, but his parents worked hard so he could go to a new school-Rock City Academy, a prestigious institution (read: rich kids go there) where he's sure he can make his mark at the talent show. Along the way, Terry's plan is threatened by his grades, which slip below Mom-and-Dad-approved levels, as well as the schemes of the school's football star, Rick, who won't stop until Terry quits the talent show altogether. No matter what challenges he faces, though, Terry knows that he always has

$27.28

MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH HC

AN ALL-NEW, FULLY-AUTHORISED GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION OF THE CULT 1976 STUDIOCANAL MOVIE STARRING DAVID BOWIE! THE FILM, BASED ON THE CLASSIC SCI-FI NOVEL BY WALTER TEVIS (THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT), SEES AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL CALLED THOMAS JEROME NEWTON LAND ON EARTH IN SEARCH OF WATER TO SAVE HIS DYING HOME PLANET. THOMAS BECOMES INCREDIBLY RICH AND USES HIS WEALTH TO SEARCH FOR A WAY TO TRANSPORT WATER BACK HOME. PENNED BY DAN WATTERS (COWBOY BEBOP) WITH ART BY DEV PRAMANIK (DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES)!

$62.98

COOL CODE GN

A funny and heartfelt slice-of-life graphic novel for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Kayla Miller! When coding whiz Zoey goes from homeschooled to new school, she develops an app called The Cool Code with a cute llama avatar that will tell her everything from what to say to what to wear based on pop culture algorithms she's uploaded. But when the app gives her ridiculous advice, awkwardness and hilarity ensues. With a few upgrades and a bit of debugging from the coding club, the app actually works-Zoey becomes really popular-but gets her pulled in all kinds of directions, including away from her real friends. Life's most complicated choices... is there a code for that?

$29.38

EINSTEIN GN

E = mc . A world-changing equation and a wild head of hair are all most of us know about one of history's greatest minds, despite his being a household name in his lifetime and an icon in ours. But while the broad outlines of what Einstein did are well known, who he was remained hidden from view to most, even his closest friends. This is the story of a scientist who made many mistakes, and even when he wanted to be proven wrong, was often right in the end. It's a story of a humanist who struggled to connect with people. And it's a story of a reluctant revolutionary who paid a high price for living with a single dream.

$62.68

DANCING ON THE VOLCANO TP

When cartoonist Flo travels the globe for the first time without his boyfriend, Bas, he is too preoccupied with feeling homesick to really see any of the beauty around him. Even after many years together, do you still need distance between you in order to miss each other-or can you occupy the same space and still feel disconnected? Dancing on the Volcano is an autobiographical story about the painful but recognizable sides of love. We all know that a long relationship has many stages, but never before has someone portrayed all those different facets of love as beautifully as Floor de Goede in this original graphic memoir

$62.98

BEETHOVEN A STAND FOR FREEDOM TP (MR)

Through an important episode in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, R?gis Penet paints the portrait of a humanist genius who refused to submit to the powerful. "Tell the French that there is still one man in Austria who is not subject to them, and that he does not bear any title!" 1806. The great Napoleonic conquests are underway and Austria is now occupied by French troops. Ludwig van Beethoven, by now a towering figure in Austrian culture, resides in the palace of Prince Alois von Lichnowsky, his friend and patron. One fateful night, von Lichnowsky demands Beethoven play for his guests to show "what remains of a prince of Austria." But Beethoven refuses. A striking portrait of the "bear of the salons": a genius sure of his talent, indomitable, and devoted to freedom.

$43.68

NUMB TO THIS MEMOIR OF MASS SHOOTING GN

Kindra Neely never expected it to happen to her. No one does. Sure, she'd sometimes been close to gun violence in Texas. But now she lived in Oregon, where she spent her time swimming in rivers with friends or attending classes at the bucolic Umpqua Community College. Then, one day, it happend: a mass shooting shattered her college campus. Over the span of a few minutes, on October 1, 2015, eight students and a professor lost their lives. And suddenly, Kindra became a survivor. This empathetic and ultimately hopeful graphic memoir recounts Kindra's journey forward from those few minutes that changed everything. She was hopeless at times, feeling as if no one was listening. But finally, Kindra learned that-for her-the path toward hope wound through art, helping others, and sharing her story.

$34.18

MAYBE AN ARTIST GRAPHIC MEMOIR

A heartfelt and funny graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, when she was just 22 years old. When Liz Montague was a senior in college, she wrote to the New Yorker, asking them why they didn't publish more inclusive comics. The New Yorker wrote back asking if she could recommend any. She responded: yes, me. Those initial cartoons in the New Yorker led to this memoir of Liz's youth, from the age of five through collegeshe navigated life in her predominantly white New Jersey town, overcame severe dyslexia through art, and found the confidence to pursue her passion.

$34.18

DARK NIGHT A TRUE BATMAN STORY TP (MR)

The Caped Crusader has been an icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, now in trade paperback for the first time, we see Batman in a new light-as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world. In the 1990s, Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten to within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television, including The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side during his darkest moments. DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of

$29.90

NO KIDDING TP (O/A)

Making babies is a big decision. There's Jean, the one who doesn't want any kids. And Lucy, the one who might want them one day. But is their mind set up for real or is it just society torturing them with guilt, playing tricks on them? This is No Kidding, a real book about real women making real choices with big chunks of humor in it! No Kidding is a journey into the heart, mind and soul of these women opting out of motherhood and how they find their place in a world full of children and laws about their bodies.

$37.98

WAR AND PEACE GN

In this beautifully rendered graphic adaptation, both fans and newcomers alike will be immersed in the world of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, one of the most celebrated novels of all time, about the misadventures of Pierre Bez khov, Nat?sha Rost v, Andrei Bolkonski, and company during the Napoleonic Wars. With richly detailed settings re-creating the villas and ballrooms of 19th-century Russia, character design based on the real-life inspirations for the figures in the book, and visual depictions of elements from the original text, War and Peace: The Graphic Novel brings Tolstoy's masterpiece to life as never before.

$37.98

IT WONT ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS GN

It's hard enough to figure out boys, beauty, and being cool when you're young, but even harder when you're in a country where you don't understand the language, culture, or social norms. Malaka doesn't feel like she fits in when she visits her dad for her annual summer vacation abroad - she sticks out in Egypt and doesn't look anything like her fair-haired half siblings. But she adapts. She learns that Nirvana isn't as cool as Nancy Ajram, that there's nothing better than a Fanta and a melon-mint hookah, and that her new stepmother, Hala, isn't so different from Malaka herself.

$37.98

TWELVE PERCENT DREAD TP

While Katie bounces from job to job and obsesses about falling behind in life, Nas has bigger things in mind-waiting endlessly for their visa to come through, while working on a seismic art project that will revolutionize politics and society as we know it. Their friend Emma, meanwhile, seems to have it all figured out-job, mortgage, engagement-yet the long hours working for tech giant Arko and endless wedding admin prove equally dread-inducing. But when Katie's latest job finds her tutoring the daughter of Arko's formidable CEO, Michelle, and Emma welcomes the eccentric and enigmatic Alicia to her team at Arko, none of the three women are aware that their lives-and possibly the future of society itself-are about to change forever. From the creator of Bloodlust & Bonnets and the popular webcomic My Life as a Background Slytherin Emily McGovern, comes this hilarious tale Twelve Percent Dread!

$56.98

ONE BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY TP

Jim Woodring has been chronicling the adventures of his cartoon Everyman for almost 30 years. These stories are a singular rarity in the comics form - both bone-chillingly physical in their depictions of Frank's travails but profoundly metaphysical at the same time. Not since George Herriman's Krazy Kat has the comics language been so exquisitely distilled into pure, revelatory aesthetic expression.

$94.98

RELISH MY LIFE IN KITCHEN GN

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

$36.08

WAY OF THE HIVE HONEY BEES STORY GN

Unlock the mystery of one of our ecosystem's most vital creatures - the honeybee - in this informative and fun graphic novel about a bee named Nyuki. Nyuki is a brand-new honeybee - and she has a lot of questions.Follow Nyuki on a lifelong journey as she annoys her sisters, avoids predators, and learns to trust her inner voice as she masters the way of the hive. And if you still have questions by the end, the back of the book uncovers even more mysteries about the lives of these incredible insects! Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$22.86

RADIUM GIRLS GN

It's 1918 in Orange, New Jersey, and everyone knows the "Ghost Girls." The proud holders of well-paying jobs at the local watch factory, these working-class young women gain their nickname from the fine dusting of glowing, radioactive powder that clings to their clothes after every shift painting watch dials. The soft, greenish glow even stains their lips and tongues. It's perfectly harmless... or so claims the watch manufacturer. When teeth start falling out, followed by jawbones, the dial painters become the unprepared vanguard on the frontlines of the burgeoning workers' rights movement. Desperate for compensation and acknowledgement from the company that has doomed them, the Ghost Girls must fight, not just for their own lives but the future of every woman to follow them.

$28.50

COMIC BOOK LESSON GN SHOWS YOU HOW MAKE COMICS

On her quest to turn her story into a comic book, Emily visits her comic book shop and local comics convention, where she meets three mentors. Trudy, a high school student working on comics of her own, teaches Emily how to create expressive characters and how art can convey action and suspense. Madeline, a self-published manga artist, teaches Emily how to use panel composition and layout to tell a story visually and how to develop a comic from script to sketch to finished pages. Sophie, a professional graphic novelist, guides Emily through fine-tuning the details of dialogue, sequence, and pacing to lead readers through the story. Each lesson builds off the previous information and skills presented, and the sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for step-by-step instruction.

$36.08

A FOR ANONYMOUS GN

A for Anonymous shows how a leaderless band of volunteers successfully used hacktivism to fight for the underdog, embarrass their rich and powerful targets - from Sony and Paypal to the Church of Scientology and Ferguson Police Department - all in the name of freedom of speech and information. Their exploits blurred the distinction between "online" and "reality," and help shape our contemporary world. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$24.99

PEANUTBUTTER SISTERS & OTHER AMERICAN STORIES (MR)

The Peanutbutter Sisters is a glorious balance of contradictions, at once escapism and realism, science fiction and slice of life. Two students explore the urban landscape while following Newton Creek, the polluted Queens-Brooklyn border. As they do, they plan a traditional Japanese play with contemporary pop culture. Another story features an intergalactic race of all living things set in the year 2099 and is a dazzling treatise on the environment and journalism. Hara's innate control of the comics language is refreshingly unrivaled.

$47.41

THE PASS GN

This engaging follow up to Esp?'s critically acclaimed The Parakeet tells the story of Bastien and his wife, Camille, as they deal with every parent's biggest fear: that they could lose their child.

$41.71

IMITATION GAME ALAN TURING DECODED SC GN

Alan Turing (1912-1954) was the mathematician credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II, enabling the Allies to defeat the Nazis. After the war, Turing went on to launch modern computer science through his creation of the universal Turing machine and the Imitation Game, an artificial-intelligence test that is still in use today. Turing kept his code-breaking work a secret in order to safeguard his native England, but failed to hide his sexual preferences, which led to his tragic death at the hands of the same country he worked so hard to protect. Turing was an eccentric, persecuted genius and a groundbreaking theoretician whose seminal work still plays a role in the science and telecommunication systems that fuel our modern world.

$33.42

FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS HC

In proud partnership with the Hunter S. Thompson Estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson's seminal book of the same name. Join Thompson's alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances. "Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic." -Darick Robertson "I am super into everything about this." -Kelly Sue DeConnick "Pre-ether binge reading material. Glorious madness, as mercilessly demented as its original counterpart. The Good Doctor would look on this and raise his highball glass in hearty approval." -John Layman

$47.48

HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS GN

Sarah Glidden is a progressive Jewish American twenty-something who is both vocal and critical of Israeli politics in the Holy Land. When a debate with her mother prods her to sign up for a Birthright Israel tour, she expects to find objective facts to support her strong opinions. With straightforward sincerity, lovingly observed anecdotes, and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor, Glidden's perspective is distinctive yet accessible. Over the course of this touching memoir, Glidden comes to terms with the idea that there are no easy answers to the world's problems, and that is okay.

$37.91

GOOD GAME WELL PLAYED OGN

It's 2009, and Sienna is really not looking forward to flying back into her hometown to say goodbye to one of the people she called family. Though that feels like a lifetime ago. It's 1999, and Sienna is looking forward to what is shaping up to be the Perfect Summer in her Perfect Life. She has a job working in the local video game store, Game Champ, with her four best friends, and that was how it was going to be forever...

$28.48

DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY GN

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging. From before her mother's first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing, but also often funny, details. This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it.

$33.42

BLANKETS GN (D&Q ED) (MR)

Blankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart. It's a universal story, and Thompson's vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again.

$56.91

BERLIN TP COMPLETE (MR)

For twenty years, Jason Lutes toiled on this intimate, sweeping epic before the collected Berlin was published in 2018 to widespread acclaim. Lutes's historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascism is seen through the eyes of the Jews and the Nazis; the socialists and the socialites; the lavishly decorated queer clubs and the crumbling tenement apartments. Lutes weaves these characters' lives into the larger fabric of a city slowly ripping apart, crafting a polyphonic novel that is rich in its historical detail and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.

$75.91

REMARKABLY RUBY GN

Ruby (aka Baked Bean Girl) is an outsider. She's bigger than all of her classmates and a bit socially awkward. But life-and middle school-take a turn for the better when she's asked to start a poetry club. Now others are starting to see that there is more to Ruby than meets the eye. And maybe Ruby realizes this too. Mia is a perfectionist. She must always have the right outfits, get good grades, and now she has to win her school class president election. The only thing, or person, ruining her perfect image is her former friend, Ruby.

$26.58

ALFRED HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE HC

In 1960, the film Psycho traumatized viewers around the world. Never before had the angst or the suspense been so well presented in cinema. But where does the talent of this Alfred Hitchcock come from, the one now nicknamed the "Master of Suspense"? To find out, we must first go back to his youth, in England, during the first half of the 20th century. Having grown up in a Catholic family - a religious originality that will be felt in a large part of his cinema - "Hitch" is an atypical Englishman who, very early on, has a taste for telling stories. The temptation to work for the cinema will not be long in coming, first as a graphic designer at Islington Studios in London where his visual talent will lead him to make his debut behind the camera, as an assistant and then as a full director. It is

$85.48

MESSY ROOTS GRAPHIC MEMOIR OF WUHANESE AMERICAN GN

An insightful and hilarious graphic memoir of a queer Chinese-American immigrant, from debut author-illustrator Laura Gao. After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas where her hometown is as foreign as Mars - at least until 2020, when COVID-19 made Wuhan a household name. In Messy Roots, Laura illustrates her coming-of-age as a girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why girls make her heart flutter. Toggling seamlessly between past and present, China and America, Gao's debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling.

$28.48

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COMIC BOOK LETTERING TP

Award-winning comic book letterer and founder of Blambot.com NATE PIEKOS provides in-depth tips and techniques for modern digital comic book lettering. From creating your own lettering templates and developing design skills to crafting emotive dialogue and dynamic sound effects, PIEKOS offers a comprehensive look at what it means to build a lettering career in the comics industry today. Featuring a foreword by famed X-Men letterer TOM ORZECHOWSKI.

$32.28

CASTAWAYS TP

Madrid in the eighties, and Barcelona ten years later. In these two vibrant locales, Castaways follows the relationship between Alejandra and Julio against the backdrop of these poetic urban spaces where dreams, love, and uncertainty intertwine. Drawn to one another but constantly pushed or pulled in different directions by work, family, and life, Alejandra and Julio circle in and out of each other's lives, while first denying and then coming to accept the fact that by the time they are ready to love one another, the chance has already passed. Intensely emotive and poignant, this stunning graphic novel from Laura P?rez and Pablo Monforte depicts themes of maturity, responsibility, and human connection. o Available in English for the first time with translation by Silvia Perea Labayen.

$47.48

VANN NATH PAINTING THE KHMER ROUGE

The horrific true story of the Cambodian painter Vann Nath, who used his art to fight against barbarism and tyranny. In 1978, a young painter named Vann Nath was arrested by the Khmer Rouge, the violent and totalitarian Communist Party of Kampuchea that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Imprisoned in the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, better known as S-21, painting became synonymous with survival for him. Ordered, like many Cambodian artists and craftsmen, to put his talent to use to glorify his captors, upon his release he continued painting-this time, to remember and pay tribute to the victims of Pol Pot's evil regime.

$43.68

SO FAR SO GOOD HC GN

The story of the Ma n brothers and their band waging guerilla war against the Communist regime in the early 1950s could be the most dramatic Czech tale of the 20th century. After their activities in Czechoslovakia, these five young men headed west - facing off against twenty thousand East German Volkspolizei and shooting their way to freedom.

$66.50

LEONE NOTES ON A LIFE TP

Acclaimed creator CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO (The Flash, Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock) and rising star FRANCESCO COLAFELA present the true story of LEONE, an Italian man who immigrated to the U.S. to find fortune, freedom, and jazz and left it again to save lives. From the stage of his last concert in New York City, through the sound of his trumpet, Leone recounts his past and his future in an emotional, nonlinear memoir made of music and memories. Step into the shoes of an American immigrant in this timely tale about spreading love and strength wherever you go and never forgetting where you came from. REGISTER PITCH: A true story-in the tradition of such American immigrant narratives as American Born Chinese and The Best We Could Do-that's infused with jazz music culture.

$32.28

PASSPORT GN

Young Sophia has lived in so many different countries, she can barely keep count. Stationed now with her family in Central America because of her parents' work, Sophia feels displaced as an American living abroad, when she has hardly spent any of her life in America. Everything changes when she reads a letter she was never meant to see and uncovers her parents' secret. They are not who they say they are. They are working for the CIA. As Sophia tries to make sense of this news, and the web of lies surrounding her, she begins to question everything. In the hands of this extraordinary graphic storyteller, this astonishing true story bursts to life. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$34.18

HUDA F ARE YOU GN

From the creator of the hugely popular webcomic Yes I'm Hot In This comes a graphic novel about a young American Muslim. Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. But Huda doesn't fit in - when everyone is Muslim, there's no Muslim clique like there was in her last town, and Huda's not a sporty hijabi or a fashionista hijabi or a gamer hijabi. She's just Huda, and she's not sure what that means. She tries on all kinds of identities and friends, but nothing fits quite right. Until she realizes she can get back to the basics. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$28.48

HAWKING GN

From his early days at Oxford, Stephen Hawking's brilliance and good humor were obvious to everyone he met. At twenty-one he was diagnosed with ALS, a disease that limited his ability to move and speak, though it did nothing to limit his mind. He went on to do groundbreaking work in cosmology and theoretical physics for decades after being told he had only a few years to live. Through his 1988 bestseller, A Brief History of Time, and his appearances on shows like Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory, Hawking became a household name and a pop-culture icon.

$43.68

SHADOWS HC

To apply for asylum, Refugee 214 must tell his story. With him in the room are a man from his new country, and the shadows of four loved ones who did not survive the journey. 214 reveals how he and his younger sister fled their homes and set off toward the border; how they met and suffered with friends, and lost them; and how the plight of the refugee is an experience that erases differences between individuals, even as it threatens to erase the individuals themselves. The only one left to tell the tale, 214 swallows his fears and relates what he and the shadows saw and did, in the hope that his life and the lives of the others won't have been in vain. Creators Zabus & Hippolyte present an intimate and heartrending look at one fictional refugee's story, while encompassing the larger plight of displaced people.

$47.48

CHUNKY GN

Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors. Concerned about the serious medical issue Hudi had when he was younger, his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather do anything else, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to give baseball a shot. Hudi has found the cheerleader he never had, as Chunky cheers him on even when Hudi barely makes the team. Baseball doesn't go well (unless getting hit by the ball counts), but the two friends have a great time drawing and making jokes. While Hudi's parents keep trying to find the right sport for him, Chunky encourages him to pursue his true love-comedy. But when Hudi's dad loses his job, it gets harder for Hudi to chart his own course, even with Chunky's guidance. Can Chunky help Hudi stay true to himself, or will this friendship

$24.68

BODY FACTORY FROM FIRST PROSTHETICS TO AUGMENTED HUMAN GN (C

A young man has a horrible motorcycle accident. He wakes up in the hospital to discover that one of his arms has been amputated. Then a portrait on the wall of his hospital room begins to speak to him. The subject of the painting introduces himself as Ambroise Par?, the French barber-surgeon who revolutionized the art of amputation. From this wonderfully absurd premise, the two begin an imaginary conversation that takes them through a sweeping history of surgical amputation, from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Unencumbered by pathos or pedagogy, this graphic novel explores the world of amputation, revealing fascinating details about famous amputees throughout history, the invention of the tourniquet, phantom limb syndrome, types of prostheses, and transhumanist technologies.

$33.35

TEACHING ARTFULLY GN TP

Teaching Artfully charmingly chronicles Meghan Parker's explorations as a new art teacher in a public high school. Parker struggles with engaging her students with art and why it's an important part of education.A lesson, in comic-form, we can all learn from. Created as a groundbreaking Master of Arts thesis in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Teaching Artfully celebrates the role of the arts and emphasizes the importance of personal connection in education. Meghan Parker's debut and insightful graphic novel captures the educator's inquiries, experiences, and challenges. Ultimately Teaching Artfully captivates, inspires, and motivates the reader-all with endearing humor! "I can't imagine a better catalyst for creativity! I would recommend this to anyone!" -Emil Ferris, Author of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, multiple Eisner Award winner "In an era where the arts are often eliminated from K-12 schools and standardized tests along with other impersonal metrics are the

$43.98

RISE OF DUNGEON MASTER GARY GYGAX & CREATION OF D&D

Rise of the Dungeon Master tells, in graphic form, the story of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, one of the most influential games ever made. Like the game itself, the narrative casts the reader into the adventure from a first person point of view, taking on the roles of the different characters in the story. Gygax, an imaginative misfit, escaped into a virtual world based on science fiction novels, military history and strategic games like chess. In the mid-1970s, he co-created the wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons game, determining the rules and inventing the signature 20-sided dice. Starting out in the basement of his home, he was soon struggling to keep up with the demand. Before long, D&D conventions were set up around the country and the game inspired everything from movies to the first video games. With D&D, Gygax created the kind of role playing fantasy that

$32.28

LEAGUE OF SUPER FEMINISTS HC

The League of Super Feminists is an energetic, fierce, and disruptive comic wherein cartoonist Mirion Malle guides young readers through some of the central tenets of feminism. Issues of consent, intersectionality, privilege, inclusivity, body image, and gender identity are demystified in the form of a witty, down-to-earth dialogue. Malle's insightful and humorous comics effectively transport lofty concepts from the ivory tower to the eternally safer space of open discussion. The League of Super Feminists is an asset to the classroom, library, and household alike.

$29.83

DRAWING LINES WOMEN CARTOONIST ANTHOLOGY HC (MR)

Showcasing stories from some of the comics' greatest female creators, this anthology features stories that range from mainstream adventures to hilarious comic shorts to heart-wrenching autobiographical stories-in a new, larger size! Featuring over a dozen stories by top talents like New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, Eisner Award-winning illustrator & Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson, A Distant Soil creator Colleen Doran, DC Comics creators Gail Simone and Jo lle Jones, and many more! o The original collection, now presented at full comics size!

$43.98

UDON NOODLE SOUP LITTLE TALES FOR LITTLE THINGS GN

Two children are close neighbors and love playing together. Then one day they are separated when one of the families moves to the other side of the world. But the boy leaves her a present and a promise. 20 years later a flavor awakens her memories. A mother's gift for knitting lays unappreciated until it is almost too late. As she grows older and raises a family, a woman holds on to her memories of a first love and a toothbrush. A hand-made present and a small lie lead to great upset. A soccer shirt is a poor substitute for the idol that should be wearing it. Yani Hu whips up recipes of young love in its many forms in these five not-so-little stories from China told with innocence and a certain oriental twist.

$32.28

SHOWA HISTORY OF JAPAN GN VOL 03 1944-1953 SHIGERU MIZUKI

The penultimate volume of the Showa series continues award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's autobiographical and historical account of Showa period Japan. This volume recounts the events of the final years of the Pacific War, and the consequences of the war's devastation for Shigeru Mizuki and the Japanese populace at large. After the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Japan and the United States are officially at war. Two rival navies wage a series of micro-wars across the tiny Pacific islands, and finally, the United States unleashes the deathblow with a new and terrible weapon-the atomic bomb. Showa 1944-1953 is a searing condemnation of the personal toll of war from one of Japan's most famous cartoonists.

$47.41

CANNABIS ILLEGALIZATION OF WEED IN AMERICA HC GN (MR)

From the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, cannabis legislation in America and racism have been inextricably linked. In 1518 Cort?s introduces hemp farming during his violent colonial campaign in Mexico. In secret, locals begin cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually makes its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force. It doesn't take American lawmakers long to decry cannabis as the vice of "inferior races" and spread lies about the dangers of cannabis. As a result, the plant is given a schedule I classification, alongside heroin. Box Brown delves deep into this complex and troubling history and offers a rich, entertaining, and thoroughly researched graphic essay on the racist legacy of cannabis legislation in America.

$47.48

CATHERINES WAR GN

At the Sèvres Children's Home outside Paris, Rachel Cohen has discovered her passion: photography. Though she's not heard from her parents in months, she loves the people at her school, adores capturing what she sees in pictures, and tries not to worry too much about Hitler's war. But as France buckles under the Nazi regime, danger closes in, and Rachel must change her name and go into hiding. As Catherine Colin, Rachel is faced with leaving the Sèvres Home and the friends she made there behind. But with her beautiful camera, Catherine possesses an object with the power to remember. For the rest of the war, Catherine bears witness to her own journey, and to the countless heroes whose courage and generosity saved the lives of many, including her own. Includes a map and photographs of the real Catherine and her wartime experiences, as well as an interview with author

$24.68

LONELINESS OF LONG-DISTANCE CARTOONIST HC TOMINE (MR)

What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Adrian Tomine's funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it's the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he's experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory.

$34.99

MICHAEL JORDAN HC BULL ON PARADE

A gripping, kinetic bio about the greatest basketball player of all time and most influential athlete in history, from the creator of the acclaimed and bestselling 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente. From Jordan's public successes to private struggles, Santiago's passion shines through on every full-color page. Everyone at a certain age wanted to be like Mike, and Santiago puts you on the parquet floor of Chicago's United Center in your very own pair of Air Jordans

$47.48

ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL GN

Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, South Korea, wasn't always easy, but it bonded Robin and her mother fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation, following her mother's announcement that she's getting married, Robin is devastated. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn't understand the language. She is cut off from her friends and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn't fit in with her new stepfamily, and worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to, her mother. Then, one day, Robin's mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

$24.68

KENT STATE FOUR DEAD IN OHIO GN (RES)

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded. It was the day America turned guns on its own children-a shocking event burned into our national memory. A few days prior, 10-year-old Derf Backderf saw those same Guardsmen patrolling his nearby hometown, sent in by the governor to crush a trucker strike. Backderf has conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the lives of these four young people and the events of those four days in May, when the country seemed on the brink of tearing apart.

$47.48

AMERICANA AND ACT GETTING OVER IT GN

The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2660 miles, from California's border with Mexico to Washington's border with Canada. To walk it is to undertake a grueling test of body and spirit. In Americana, Luke Healy accepts the challenge. This intimate, engaging autobiographical work from an Irish visitor to the United States recounts the author's own attempt to walk the length of the USA's west coast. Healy's life-changing journey weaves in and out of reflections on his experiences in America and his development as an artist, navigating both the trail itself and the unique culture of the people who attempt to complete it.

$33.35

ONWARD TOWARDS OUR NOBLE DEATHS GN (MR)

Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semi-autobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War II. The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive.

$47.41

BANNED BOOK CLUB GN (RES) (MR)

When Kim Hyun Sook started college in 1983 she was ready for her world to open up. After acing her exams and sort-of convincing her traditional mother that it was a good idea for a woman to go to college, she looked forward to soaking up the ideas of Western Literature. But this was during South Korea's Fifth Republic, a military regime that entrenched its power through censorship, torture, and the murder of protestors. In this charged political climate, Hyun Sook sought refuge in the comfort of books. And as she soon discovered, in a totalitarian regime, the delights of discovering great works of illicit literature are quickly overshadowed by fear and violence as the walls close in.

$26.40