New Comics Wednesday

Is there any better way to spend a sunny summer day than to take some fresh comics to the park?   Leaf  is the perfect companion for a shady spot under your favorite tree. This all-ages, wordless graphic novel offers a hopeful vision of the coexistence of the urban and natural worlds.

New Book Wednesday: The Octopus Rises & Fante Bukowski

   The Octopus Rises by Ryan Boudinot Man, I had so many stab wounds, it was crazy. There I was at the conference center, and I hadn’t even adequately prepared my presentation. And so begins “Bleeding Man and Wounded Deer,” one of the stories in this collection of literary short fiction from the pen of acclaimed Seattle novelist Ryan Boudinot. Bouncing among experimental fiction, absurdist farce, paranoid futurism, and stinging satirical and stinging satire, Boudinot’s comic, inventive prose lays bare the hopes and anxieties of our age. From a heartbreaking and pitch-perfect account of the end of Bert and Ernie’s relationship,…

New Comics Wednesday

The long wait is finally  over. The Complete Eightball 1-18 by Daniel Clowes is in stores now! Praise for The Complete Eightball 1-18: “Daniel Clowes is…widely considered a one-man embodiment of nineties cool.” – The New Yorker “With an acrid storytelling voice and a clean, spare drawing style, Mr. Clowes used Eightball… to skewer pop culture, spin surrealistic horrors and sympathetically portray youth adrift.” – The New York Times  “A comic book that eviscerated the medium.” – Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of Summer 2015 “A better-than-perfect facsimile of an iconic comic book.” – Boing Boing “Clowes’s comics work is as vital as it’s…

New this week: Blubber #1

New this week: Blubber #1 by Gilbert Hernandez Featuring six mostly wordless, thoroughly surreal adventures featuring a cast of misfits, monsters, and anthropomorphs that could only spring from the id of the great Hernandez Get it online at Fantagraphics.com or at your local comic retailer. “Blubber highlights the amazing longevity and tireless creativity that marks out Gilbert Hernandez as one of our living comics treasures.” –Broken Frontier “Does it matter what they’re about? No, and you want to be surprised anyway, because it’s Beto and he’s going to take you on a wild ride anyway. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” – 13th Dimension