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Ghostwriter

Pulido packs enough twists and turns to fill a door-stopping epic into 18 brilliantly concise chapters in this slim volume, which won Spain’s 2017 National Comic Book Award.
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Dancing After TEN

A prime example of the graphic medicine genre, which illustrates medical conditions, often through lived experience, this work is engaging and informative but never feels teachy or preachy. [See Douglas Rednour’s “Picture This,” LJ 4/20.]

Seeds and Stems

Hilarious, upsetting, and thoroughly brilliant.

Eight-Lane Runaways

Fantastically ambitious, funny, and delightfully weird.

Portrait of a Drunk

An uncommonly vicious swashbuckling romp with a cruel protagonist, but absolutely entertaining and fantastically illustrated.

The Winter of the Cartoonist

While structurally challenging, Roca’s massively appealing illustration and masterly sense of narrative make this true story exceptionally compelling.
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The House

Celebrated Spanish creator Roca’s (Twist of Fate) cartoonishly drawn characters are juxtaposed against highly detailed backgrounds, showcasing the strange dislocation they feel inhabiting a space that ought to feel much more like home in this melancholy and deeply sympathetic meditation on sibling dynamics and the role memory plays in the grieving process. [Note: a simultaneously released Spanish-language edition is also available from the publisher.
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While visually compelling, these five stories might not satisfy if taken individually. When read in sequence, however, the aggregated ambiguity and absurdity results in a sense of unease and eventually awe at Galvañ’s originality and technical expertise.

BTTM FDRS

Escaping her upwardly mobile parents, Darla moves back to their old neighborhood in Chicago’s Bottomyards to find bare-bones housing where she can grow her design business on the cheap...

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