Keith Knight is insightful, funny, irreverent and clear-eyed in his observations about the world around us. His illustrations are fabulous, and you don’t even have to wait for his Life’s Little Victories to cross your path, they are here in abundance with so much good reading. His social...
Book Genre: Comics
This book is read for Young Adults. It is a good basic accessible introduction to three of the greatest primatologists of the 20th century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey & Birute Galdikas. It looks at each woman's life and contributions to their field. The different personalities and passions of...
T-Rex has long been known as the King of the Dinosaurs -- so fierce and ferocious-looking -- but is the super-powerful always so powerful? What happens when he tries to put on sunscreen or a cardigan? Use a web cam? Paint the house? Hang curtains? Paddle in a canoe?
Hugh Murphy has...
Black Hole, by Charles Burns, is a comic book series release between 1995 and 2005. It was bound and released as a graphic novel in 2005. After it was published, Burns won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in 2006 for Black Hole...
Batman: The Black Mirror is a storyline bound together in one collection, encompassing 11 individual comic books. This storyline features Dick Grayson as Batman (not Bruce Wayne), written by Scott Snyder with illustrations by Jock and Francesco Francavilla.
Alternating between meditations on inner life (depression, self-worth, self-perception), childhood anecdotes (an obsession with eating a whole cake, getting lost in the woods), and dog stories (trying to train a dog who just doesn't get it), this book made me laugh out loud in places. It also...
What do you do while you’re waiting for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD? The next Thor movie isn’t out yet? I have to wait till 2015 for the next Avengers movie? Read graphic novels of your favorite Superheroes while you wait from your local library.
The master archer, Hawkeye from...
I love superhero movies. But what do you do after the movie is over? Read the graphic novel from your local library.
The master archer, Hawkeye from the Avengers blockbuster movie has his own comic book series. It’s the ongoing story of what happens to Hawkeye (Clint Barton) on his day...
I should probably clarify at the outset that I have never seen a zombie movie in my life. Nor a zombie television episode. Nor read any other zombie novels or graphic novels. I haven't read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. Needless to say, I am completely unable to place The...
Days Gone Bye, the first volume of The Walking Dead comic books, starts the entangled story of Rick Grimes (small town sheriff in Kentucky) and his family trying to survive what appears to be a zombie apocalypse. Waking up in a zombie-filled hospital, Grimes escapes and finds...
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle is a few short stories in comic format about bad parenting. This isn't simply an example of bad parenting but rather parenting dilemmas that many parents experience. The few short stories are funny, endearing, relatable,...
Silent Dragon takes place in a future Japanese police state. It focuses on Renjiro a Yakuza lieutenant who is betrayed by the head of the organization, and goes out for revenge. The story is cool, it moves quickly, and the artwork is interesting and dynamic. The only problem I have is the story...
I loved this book, how messed up could it get you ask? Well... a lot! Fast paced, thrilling and then BAM! I can't wait for the next one :D
In this graphic novel, Guy Delisle chronicles the year he spent in Burma when his wife worked there for Doctors Without Borders. He gives us diverse glimpses of day-to-day life in Southeast Asia under an incredibly repressive regime. His experiences range from the mundane -- taking care of his...
If you are a cat lover or a cat owner, this book is a must read. It explains some of the weird cat behavior in comic form and may give you some secret insights into why your cat is always lurking on the stairs or sleeping on your laptop. And what other book have you found that explores the idea...
You are what you eat takes on a whole new meaning in CHEW, Tony Chu (hahah) is a cibopath, that means that he experiences the life of everything he eats... so pretty much eating anything sucks, except for canned beets they apparently don't register much. This graphic novel series follows the...
Jeffrey Brown has created a perfect representation of Gen X fatherhood through a series of cartoons about the unlikely pairing of Darth Vader and his four-year-old son, Luke Skywalker. Brown found the sweet spot by placing the characters in familiar Star Wars settings and applying...
A wonderful collection of cartoons from the web comic of the same name. Open this book to the first strip and you will find a perfect sample of Beaton's work: it is literary, irreverent, and--above all--funny. Topics range from Jane Eyre to Robinson Crusoe and from Sherlock...
As a child I would plop myself down infront of the TV to watch Mystery on PBS, now it wasn’t because I was a huge fan of mysteries but because I was a huge fan of those creepy, chilling, and strange illustrations that introduced the show, it was only like ten or fifteen seconds of cartooning but...
An anthology of some of the autobiographical comics that Porcellino has been self-publishing in zine form since 1989. If you aren't a fan of comics, this collection just might change your mind. It's simple and inspiring, almost like snapshots of the happenings (significant or not) that make up...
It's funny because it's true, at least that's what various cat owners have told me. Despite not owning a cat, I enjoyed this book of comics because it's a charming look at the little moments in life that make people happy. It also made me laugh out loud -- I had no idea cats were so weird.
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