Douglas Rednour

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The Silent Invasion. Vol. 3: The Abductions

Following up their previous two volumes in the series (Red Shadows and The Great Fear), Cherkas and Hancock continue their exploration of Cold War–era sf paranoia with just the right amount of rich film noir sensibility combined with a striking artistic grafting of midcentury modern cartooning with expressively sinewy line work. Recommended for collections with the earlier books in the series.

Child Star

This complex portrait of how entertainment stories and personalities permeate the airwaves to become a part of people’s genuine lives, from those watching at home to those involved in the show’s creation, is thought provoking and poignant yet honest in its humanity. [Previewed in Douglas Rednour’s “Picture This,” LJ 6/20.]

Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter

Actor–turned–comics scribe Dastmalchian and dynamite artist Ketner (Witch Doctor. Vol. 1) join forces to create a superior horror comedy adventure with genuine dramatic tension that revels in its own rich graveyard walk as much as it celebrates the midnight tradition of the television horror host. [Previewed in Douglas Rednour’s “Picture This,” LJ 6/20.]
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Willie Nelson: A Graphic History

Teaming with many different artists, Kirsch’s work lovingly delivers a visual concert for the famed musical icon, capturing the rhythm of his life in black and white with a “greatest hits” approach utilizing Willie’s own lyrics for insight into pivotal moments.
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Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica

Unexpected humor complements this cracking good horror adventure yarn from Tieri (Absolute Carnage) and Eisma (Riverdale. Vol. 1), which unites multiple strands of the Archie multiverse of characters with subtle nods to the long-developed continuity of the Archie books.
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Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America

Written with a progressive tone, this work’s clear factual nature makes it a worthy read for anyone across the political spectrum, with the straightforward art and fast pace complimenting a thorough if breezy and complex history of the vote.

Bix

 Eisner-nominated Chantler (Two Generals) utilizes the deliberate cadence of panels alternating with layered multipanel visual bursts to denote musicality and the excitement of life in this nearly worldless graphic biography, a daring and bold experiment that stunningly succeeds. [Previewed in Douglas Rednour’s Graphic Novels Preview, "Picture This," LJ 4/20.]
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A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability

This fun and informative guide, with clean, expressive art, delivers body positivity messages and nonmedical advice with a sense of mischievous, contagious fun. Rather than dwell on physical restrictions, the central thrust is showing what can be done, making sex with disability a experience worth pursuing.

Giant

French Canadian creator Mikaël constructs a heartfelt, minutely detailed, and beautiful epic about the everyday lives, loves, trials, and triumphs of hard-working laborers, the immigrant experience, and finding forgiveness. [Previewed in Douglas Rednour’s Graphic Novels Preview, “Picture This!” LJ 4/20.]

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