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Great New Graphic Novels

"When I put together a graphic novel, I don't think about literary prose.

I think about storytelling."

~Ted Rall

Andrea and Ben were chatting about what books to feature this week and they both had the same thought…graphic novels! We’ve received some wonderful new graphic novels in the past few weeks, here are seven that particularly caught our attention.

Navied Mahdavian

A gorgeously illustrated and written debut graphic memoir about belonging, identity, and making a home in the remote American West, by New Yorker cartoonist Navied Mahdavian.

Camille Jourdy

A vibrant tableau of small-town life as seen through the eyes of a woman returning home from Paris. In Camille Jourdy’s beautiful watercolor pages provide an unfeigned milieu for the subtle dramedy at hand.

The Mysteries by Bill Watterson and John Kascht

From Bill Watterson, best-selling creator of the beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, and John Kascht, one of America’s most renowned caricaturists, comes a mysterious and beautifully illustrated fable about what lies beyond human understanding.

Monica by Daniel Clowes

This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most innovative storytellers of all time.

Roaming by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki

Spring Break, 2009: Five days, three friends, and one big city. A deft foray into new adult fiction for Caldecott Medal authors Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki.

by Koren Shadmi

An examination of some of rock'n'roll's most iconic figures—The Velvet Underground & Andy Warhol—and the loaded push-pull relationship that distorted their lives and echoed throughout popular culture.

Spain’s answer to Seinfeld, these observational, relatable autobiographical vignettes by Spanish cartoonist Paco Roca poke fun at the vexing tribulations of modern life.

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