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The Life And Legend Of Wallace Wood

The Life And Legend Of Wallace Wood

Bhob Stewart, Trina Robbins, Bill Gaines, Al Williamson, John Severin

This biography is an incisive look at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic comic book creators--the maddest artist of Mad magazine, the man behind Marvel's Daredevil, and self-publishing pioneer of...

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Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Roz Chast

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir - a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/ thank-you note to Manhattan.

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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Roz Chast

Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling award-winning graphic memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast about her parents final years.

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Everything is Teeth

Everything is Teeth

Evie Wyld, Joe Sumner

An intimate and unique visual memoir by the multi-prizewinning Evie Wyld.

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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Jose Munoz, Carlos Sampayo

This book contains images from Billie's life, mostly about being a black woman in a racist country and her drug addiction. She often finds herself abused by sadistic whites. Meanwhile, Sinner, the modern-day protagonist detective,...

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Alpha

Alpha

Bessora, Sarah Ardizzone, Barroux

A timely and important graphic novel account of one man's desperate journey from North Africa to Europe, with artwork from the creator of Line of Fire. Alpha brings together prize-winning artist Barroux and novelist Bessora, and...

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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui

An intimate and moving portrait of one family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to new lives in America

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into...

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El Deafo

El Deafo

Cece Bell

A hearing aid grants superpowers in this funny, poignant, exceptional graphic novel memoir about growing up deaf.

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Stitches: A Memoir

Stitches: A Memoir

David Small

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist that breaks new ground for graphic novels (Francois Mouly, art editor, The New Yorker).

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...

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Embroideries

Embroideries

Marjane Satrapi

By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book's stories lift the veil off the real, private lives of Iranian women and - perfectly captured in Satrapi's simple, beguiling drawings - reveal the connections between women...

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The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

Phoebe Gloeckner

First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgard.

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My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Derf Backderf

In 1991, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer seared himself into the American consciousness. To Backderf, Jeff was a high school friend. In this haunting and original graphic novel, Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait...

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 Special priceThe Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS

Art Spiegelman

Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account...

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Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Marjane Satrapi

Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book...

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Alexandra Brosh

Hyperbole and A Half is a blog written by a 20-something American girl called Allie Brosh. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic...

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Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, comes this brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel

Meet the author's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted...

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