Emilia Packard

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Making Comics

An engaging combination of how-to and why-you-must, perfect for Barry superfans, budding cartoonists, and anyone with a story itching to be told. [See the author interview, p. 77.]
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The Hard Tomorrow

Davis’s subtle take on a major philosophical question is an efficient and affective read for anyone struggling to find purpose in trying times.
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How I Tried to Be a Good Person

Intensely personal and sexually explicit, this chronicle of Lust’s young adulthood life is told with specificity and scrutiny, ideal for adult graphic memoir enthusiasts. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s “Mass Appeal,” 6/19.]

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They Called Us Enemy

Takei is nothing if not savvy about his cultural influence, and here he uses that to share a fully fleshed-out and articulate vilification of America’s most xenophobic tendencies.[Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Novel Spotlight, “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19.]
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Love: A Discovery in Comics

De Heer’s lighthearted but comprehensive touch on both micro-and macrovisions of love make this entry into the “Discovery” series a treat for almost any curious reader. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Spotlight, “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19, p. 38.]

The Forbidden Harbor

From the married creative team of writer Radice (Disney Fairies) and artist Turconi (“Agatha: Girl of Mystery” series) comes a tale that’s far from forbidding. Radice’s flowing prose and Turconi’s fanciful pen invite even the utterly uninitiated to delve into the delight of a sailor’s tale.
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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Evocatively crafted, this comic brings Frank's world to life for all ages but takes care to respect and prioritize the primacy of her story in her own words. [See Prepub Alert, 4/30/18; previewed in Jody Osicki's "Graphically Speaking," LJ 6/15/18.]
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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Evocatively crafted, this comic brings Frank's world to life for all ages but takes care to respect and prioritize the primacy of her story in her own words. [See Prepub Alert, 4/30/18; previewed in Jody Osicki's "Graphically Speaking," LJ 6/15/18.]
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Pelé: The King of Soccer

Though its visual simplicity and vocabulary offer a great read for younger audiences, this volume gets into superfan specifics and sports politics, making it more intricate than it first appears.

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