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Celestia

An imaginative and skillfully told story about characters and a world reeling from trauma but poised for a new beginning. Fior’s talent for conveying emotion evokes both heartache and awe.

Stone Fruit

Lai presents a tender and emotionally raw examination of three women struggling to form and maintain their identities within and outside of their immediate family, illustrated in a loosely expressive style that conveys both bombastic catharsis and silent anguish with aplomb.
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The Complete Hate

Bagge’s distinct vision of American life, conveyed through intense, exaggeratedly cartoony illustration and brilliant dialog, feel as revelatory and relevant as ever.
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Mickey All-Stars

A total delight with high appeal for children and adult readers alike.

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.
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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.
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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.]

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