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Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels

Booklist recently announced their Top 10 Graphic Novel picks (from March 2015 – February 2016) and three books from Macmillan made the list!

DEMOCRACY by Alecos Papadatos and Abraham Kawa
Papadatos and Kawa’s tale follows Leander, an early follower of Cleisthenes, often called the father of democracy, in what is not only a compelling story but an expertly realized piece of historical fiction.

ROSALIE LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
With stunning, evocative artwork, Hart tells the heartbreaking tale of his daughter’s death mere weeks before her second birthday and the grief he and his wife faced in the aftermath. Extraordinarily moving and beautifully executed.

SYLLABUS: Notes From an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry
Barry offers a glimpse into her creativity and teaching process in this enlightening and absorbing collection, which encourages cultivating creativity through experimentation, memory, and mindfulness. Terrifically illuminating.

Plus, SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki is a Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth pick!
With expert, deceptively simple artwork, Tamaki creates a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of wry vignettes, exploring the thrills and banalities of superhuman teens at boarding school.

 

Graphic Novel Roundup

Beat the mid-week slump with these great graphic novels:

KILLING & DYING by Adrian Tomine
A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2015 and an Entertainment Weekly Fall Books pick! A woman who looks like an internet porn star, a man who keeps breaking into his former home, a stuttering girl who wants to be a stand-up comic; Tomine’s graphic story collection is an emotional meditation on mortality, family, and the creative life.

STEP ASIDE, POPS by Kate Beaton
A Publishers Weekly Fall 2015 Comics & Graphic Novels Top 10 pick! Beaton’s first collection was a sensation, and these comics are equally droll, brainy, and sometimes devastating. Her broadsides against clueless chauvinism are especially dead on.

NEIL GAIMAN’S TEKNOPHAGE by Rick Veitch & Bryan Talbot
Back in print after 20 years years and collected in one volume for the first time (also available in hardcover)! From The Phage Building, located on the planet Kahlighoul, The Teknophage, a 65 million year old reptile, plots and plans the expansion of his intergalactic empire. However, when he turns his sights towards Kahlighoul’s sister planet, Earth, the Teknophage encounters a source of resistance that he did not expect. readmoreremove

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