Graphic Novels


Welcome to our graphic novel section where we believe in making thematic, artistic, and intellectual connections between you and the books we care about. We know comics, their history, and exist between indie and the mainstream, seeking only to connect you with books that correspond to your passions and curiosity.


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Ice Cream Work Cover Image
By Naoshi
ISBN: 9780983491736
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Published: Overcup Press - October 2015

Fantasy sand art based on a drawing the artist made when she was seven years old 3> -Jenn

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Various (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401220839
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Published: Vertigo - April 10th, 2012

Every bit the masterpiece you've probably heard it is if you have even a passing interest in the comic book medium, Alan Moore's mid 80's stint on Swamp Thing was a game changing run that altered the way people read and write comics. Toying with and transcending genre tropes, this run changed what "superhero" comic books could be and is as good a testament as any that comics can be both art and literature. -Karl

Safari Honeymoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781927668047
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Published: Koyama Press - June 3rd, 2014

Max Chill! All Time Fave. V. Good -John

New Construction: Two More Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941250037
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Published: Uncivilized Books - November 24th, 2015

Alden is one of those illustrators who I think of as "an artist's artist." His drawings and stories display such immense talent in humble, low-key ways that his work is almost easy to overlook. Don't do that! You'll be depriving yourself of one of the best new graphic talents of the decade. -Clark

Blankets: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770462182
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - October 13th, 2015

Especially beautiful when he shuts the sound off and lets the motion go for pages. Sometimes he shuts the lights out also (then it's breathless...dark...) I don't want to say too much... shhh.... --Arlo

Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632153661
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Published: Image Comics - October 20th, 2015

This comic is EVERYTHING! A pulp sci fi exploitation masterwork- it is smart, scary and funny with a concept for the ages. For all ladies & gents who do not comply. Hey kids, patriarchy! - Christine

Nimona Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278227
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Published: Harper Teen - May 12th, 2015

Nimona is a shape shifter. Mostly in the shape of a young punk of yore, she can become a dragon or a cat or anything else. She teams up with Lord Ballister Blackheart to do evil and fight against the Institution only to find out who the truly evil ones really are. This is a perfect comic--sincere, humorous, witty, subversive, meaningful, and surprising. - Steve