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Bone Orchard: The Passageway

Sorrentino exhibits a mastery of illustrative technique, conveying creeping dread through oddly angular or looping layouts of overlapping panels, depicting unexpected details in the first half of this volume and later expressing cosmic terror with starkly realistic double-page depictions of inexplicable landscapes.

Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

An unflinchingly honest coming-of-age memoir and unforgettable depiction of capitalism’s dehumanizing effect on the individual.

Animal Castle, Vol. 1

Dorison’s briskly paced script skillfully balances a large cast of memorable characters, all brought to life by Delep’s vibrantly painted illustrations. This edition collects the first five issues of the ongoing series.

The Con Artists

Healy’s (Americana [and the Act of Getting Over It]) broad cartooning reveals his characters’ inner lives through gesture. His keen insight into the tension between what people want and what they actually need from one another, plus his clever dialogue, results in scenes of genuine humor and real pathos. A playfully structured, frequently hilarious character study.

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The Ghost in You

A cleverly plotted, thoroughly entertaining thriller with a keen focus on characterization and exceptionally realized illustration.

One Beautiful Spring Day

Woodring’s animation-influenced cartooning creates a powerful sense of fluid motion across panels bursting with fantastic imagery. This hallucinatory adventure resonates with the intensity of raw self-disclosure.

Keeping Two

Crane’s magnum opus is a stylistically adventurous evocation of how fear and grief create barriers to genuine intimacy. Not to be missed.

Acting Class

Drnaso’s mastery of pacing and tone, plus his knack for developing characters through specific detail and natural dialogue, results in an incisive exploration of alienation that is increasingly unsettling as it builds to a shocking conclusion.

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