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Monsters

This exquisitely illustrated epic bursts with emotion, insight, and empathy. Five decades into his already influential career, Windsor-Smith has created his magnum opus.
PREMIUM

Aquatlantic

Carpinteri’s imaginative worldbuilding and astonishing illustration more than compensate for a relatively slight plot. Recommended for larger graphic novels collections.

Maids

Skelly (The Agency) reveals the horror of the Papin sisters’ crimes on the very first page of this tense gem, but her perceptive examination of the complex bond between Catherine and Lea evokes incredible sympathy for the two nonetheless.

Vision

Gfrörer’s deliberate pacing creates a sense of creeping dread and impending tragedy in this memorably disturbing, sexually charged ghost story.
PREMIUM

Post-Apocalypto

A funny and surprisingly heartfelt ode to friendship delivered with the manic energy of artists excited to transgress. [See author Q&A on p. 58.]

PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.

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