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A Scanner Darkly
Written by Philip K. Dick
A haunting graphic version of one of Philip K. Dick’s most popular and best-selling novels.
Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D, which he also takes in massive quantities. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. What Fred doesn’t know is that Substance D gradually splits the user’s brain into two distinct, combative entities, and that he is, in fact, in frantic pursuit of himself.
A Scanner Darkly is caustically funny and razor sharp in its depiction of drug-induced paranoia and madness; it’s an industrial-strength stress test of identity as unnerving as it is riveting. The novel is captured in this brilliant graphic vision, composed entirely of stills from the movie.
Described as being "like a graphic novel come to life," the 2006 film version of Dick's classic 1977 novel A Scanner Darkly is a full-length animated feature starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, and Winona Ryder directed by Richard Linklater using rotoscope visual technique. In rotoscoping, filmed actors are digitally transformed into drawings. The graphic novel version of the film consists mostly of direct screen grabs from the animated version. Harvey Pekar has added some narration that has been adapted from the novel. The result is an eerily lifelike, richly detailed animation that translates beautifully to the page. |
Hardcover
978-0-375-42402-1
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American Widow
Written by Alissa Torres
Illustrated by Sungyoon Choi
"At the heart of "American Widow" is the notion of Sept. 11 as a personal, rather than a national or political, tragedy, which, this achingly tender work reminds us, is exactly what it was." -- LA Times
Want to honor those who passed during 9-11? Turn off the stupid documentary glorifying all of those images we've seen over and over, and read this sincere account of how that fateful day effected one person that represents all of us.” — Aint It Cool News
“[A] raw, occasionally maddening, bracing graphic memoir… Unbearably moving.” — The New York Times Book Review
“Reading it, you feel that Torres could be your friend or neighbor; she makes an epic tragedy intimate.” — Newsday
On September 10, 2001, Eddie Torres started his dream job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The next morning, he said goodbye to his 7?-months-pregnant wife, Alissa, and headed out the door.
In an instant, Alissa’s world was thrown into chaos. Forced to deal with unimaginable challenges, Alissa suddenly found herself cast into the role of “9/11 widow,” tossed into a storm of bureaucracy, politics, patriotism, mourning, consolation, and, soon enough, motherhood.
Beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated, American Widow is the affecting account of one woman’s journey through shock, pain, birth, and rebirth in the aftermath of a great tragedy. It is also the story of a young couple’s love affair: how a Colombian immigrant and a strong-minded New Yorker met, fell in love, and struggled to fulfill their dreams. Above all, American Widow is a tribute to the resilience of the human heart and the very personal story of how one woman endured a very public tragedy.
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-0-345-50069-4
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BREAKDOWNS
Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!
 Written by Art Spiegelman
The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus explores the comics form...and how it formed him!
This book opens with Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, creating vignettes of the people, events, and comics that shaped Art Spiegelman. It traces the artist's evolution from a MAD-comics obsessed boy in Rego Park, Queens, to a neurotic adult examining the effect of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.
The second part presents a facsimile of Breakdowns, the long-sought after collection of the artist's comics of the 1970s, the book that triggers these memories. Breakdowns established the mode of formally sophisticated comics that transformed the medium, and includes the prototype of Maus, cubist experiments, an essay on humor, and the definitive genre-twisting pulp story "Ace Hole-Midget Detective."
Pulling all this together is an illustrated essay that looks back at the sixties as the artist pushes sixty, and explains the obsessions that brought these works into being. Poignant, funny, complex, and innovative, Breakdowns alters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.
Hardcover, 72 pages
ISBN: 978-0-375-42395-6 (0-375-42395-8)
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Jim Butcher: The Dresden Files: Storm Front:
Vol. 1: The Gathering Storm
Written by Jim Butcher
Adapted by Mark Powers
Illustrated by Ardian Syaf
A graphic novel based on the bestselling Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher!
If circumstances surrounding a crime defy the ordinary and evidence points to a suspect who is anything but human, the men and women of the Chicago Police Department call in the one guy who can handle bizarre and often brutal phenomena. Harry Dresden is a wizard who knows firsthand that the everyday world is actually full of strange and magical things—most of which don't play well with humans.
Now the cops have turned to Dresden to investigate a horrifying double murder that was committed with black magic. Never one to turn down a paycheck, Dresden also takes on another case—to find a missing husband who has quite likely been dabbling in sorcery. As Dresden tries to solve the seemingly unrelated cases, he is confronted with all the Windy City can blow at him, from the mob to mages and all creatures in between.
Hardcover, 128 pages
ISBN: 978-0-345-50639-9 (0-345-50639-1)
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Ego & Hubris
The Michael Malice Story
Written by Harvey Pekar
“Michael Malice is one of the most puzzling twenty-first century Americans I have ever met.”
Harvey Pekar
Who’s Michael Malice, and how did he become the subject of a graphic novel by Harvey Pekar, the curmudgeon from Cleveland?
First of all, Michael Malice is a real person. He’s 5’6” and weighs 130 pounds. Although on the cusp of thirty, he could easily pass for a scrawny teenager.
One day Michael, a guy with a patchwork employment record and dreams as big as his ego, meets Harvey and begins to relay all these wild stories about his life. Simple as that. Harvey thinks the guy is bright but a bit of a riddle–though not the kind wrapped in an enigma. It’s strange. He seems like the type of person you meet every day, rather ordinary, until you really get to know him. Then you realize he’s exceptional, unusual, and contradictory. Pleasant one minute, really nasty the next. But isn’t cruelty part of human nature? We digress. . . .
Harvey writes up and illustrates one of Michael Malice’s tales, “Fish Story,” which is part of American Splendor: Our Movie Year. It makes a splash and spawns this book, Harvey’s first hardcover, a graphic novel event about one guy’s life.
Ego & Hubris relates how, a year and a half after his birth in the Ukraine, Michael Malice moved with his parents to Brooklyn. He’s an intransigent kid, a hard-ass–both a demon to and demonized by the people who cross his path. His life is a constant struggle for validation in a world where the machine keeps trying to break him down. But Michael has a way with people . . . or rather, has a way of getting even with people. Hey, if you can’t live up to your parents’ expectations, at least you can live up to your name.
Michael had never come close to fulfilling his huge dreams–until now. And just as Harvey’s been the everyman for a certain generation of graphic-novel readers, Michael Malice will be the everyman for a new generation.
160 pages, ISBN: 978-0-307-41511-0
Price: Normally $19.95, Now $3

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The Eternal Smile
by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim
A fantastical adventure through the worlds we live in and the worlds we create.
From two masters of the graphic novel -- Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Derek Kirk Kim (Same Difference and Other Stories) come three magical tales –
The story of a prince who defeats his greatest enemy only to discover that maybe his world is not what it had seemed.
The story of a frog who finds that just being a frog might be the way to go.
The story of a women who receives an e-mail from Prince Henry of Nigeria asking for a loan to help save his family – and gives it to him. With vivid artwork and moving writing, Derek Kirk Kim and Gene Luen Yang test the boundaries between fantasy and reality, exploring the ways that the world of the imagination can affect real life.
Awards: YALSA Best Book for Young Adults; CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI); Eisner Award Winner; Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novel for Youth; Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List

6 x 8 1/2, full cover Trade Paperback, 176 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59643-156-0
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Life Sucks
by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria,
illustrated by Warren Pleece
Awards: American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults; Library Media Editor's Choice
Life sucks for Dave Marshall. 
The girl he’s in love with doesn’t know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can’t go out in daylight without starting to charbroil.
Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin.  In striking, colorful, B-movie sty;e artwork and light-hearted, intelligent writing by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece, Dave Marshall’s story comes alive – in a vampiric kind of way. 
ISBN 978-1-59643-107-2
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 192 pages
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The Long Chalkboard
By Jennifer Allen
Illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Here are three delightful, bittersweet, especially-for-our-time adult stories of modern life as lived by men and women of a certain age: the baby boomer. Jenny Allen’s brilliant and witty narratives and Jules Feiffer’s playfully expressive drawings coax to the surface the hidden anxieties, familiar frustrations, and downright fury that we try to convince ourselves we don't really feel. The characters in these stories are reckoning with life’s little surprises. But what they don't expect sometimes turns out to be all right anyway: a little redemption bubbling up in the kitchen where “Judy’s Wonder Chili” is made. . . or hiding in the folds of an origami crane, waiting to be found by the children’s book writer in “Something Happened”. . . or revealing itself on the surface of the well-used chalkboard of the title tale.
In their humor, simplicity, and subtlety, these stories--brought to life perfectly through Feiffer’s drawings--speak to our deepest adult-yet-childlike selves. There’s not a grown-up among us who won’t be completely charmed.
Pantheon | Hardcover | Normally $16.95, Now $3 | 978-0-375-42453-3


The Lost Colony, Book One
The Snodgrass Conspiracy
Grady Klein, illustrated by the author
Set in nineteenth-century America,The Lost Colony takes place on a mysterious island unknown to the rest of the world. No one knows it exists except its citizens, a colorful and outrageous band of capitalists, inventors, hucksters, and freemen. They jealously guard the island's fantastic wealth from the prying fingers of the outside world, even as they attempt to conceal its captivating secrets from one another. The Lost Colony is a boiling concoction of slavery, patriotism, religion, and greed--in many ways, the story of America itself.
The first in an addictive new series for readers of all ages, The Lost Colony is a self-contained world filled with endearing and memorable characters, whose hilarious foibles overlay a plot that resonates with America's own historical struggles with issues such as profiteering, racism and slavery. Thoughtfully written, richly illustrated, and always hilarious, The Lost Colony welcomes you into a new world.
ISBN: 978-1-59643-097-6
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 128 pages, full color throughout
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The Lost Colony, Book Three
Last Rights
Grady Klein
First Second, September 2008
Grade Range: 9 and up, Age Range: 15 and up
Birdy thought she knew her family and friends. She was wrong. Birdy’s grandfather is dead -- shot by her childhood nanny, Patricia. Her father is bent on bringing Patricia to justice: her mother’s having an affair with the minister who has come to bury Birdy’s grandfather: her best friend Louis is an escaped slave: and the local doctor’s mind has clearly jumped the tracks somewhere along the way.
 Who can Birdy turn to for help with her grief and confusion?  Who can she trust? 
 The latest volume in this brightly colored, thought-provoking series brings new challenges and intrigues to The Lost Colony as everyone’s secrets begin to unravel and nothing is quite what it had seemed. 
Firecrackers lighting up an ancient tree on a summer evening.
Twin boys born the same night their grandmother passes away. Teenagers hanging by their fingertips from the roof of a parking garage. These are the moments of quiet poetry that make up Leland Myrick's Missouri Boy.
Happiness alternates with tragedy in these snapshots of Myrick's own Missouri childhood. Filled with startling and at times achingly beautiful images - from a perfect paper airplane flying in the autumn sky to visits to the "underwear pond" to a solitary cross-country motorcycle trip - Myrick has created a graphic poem that brings together the experiences that formed his character, for better and for worse. These moving and intimate vignettes are at once melancholy and hopeful, exploring the surprising links between life and death, beginnings and endings. Poignant, timeless, and tenderly evoked, Missouri Boy is a unique tribute to a small-town American childhood.
ISBN: 978-1-59643-099-0, ISBN10: 1-59643-099-0Graphic Novels,
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 160 pages, full color throughout
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MISSOURI BOY
by Leland Myrick
Firecrackers lighting up an ancient tree on a summer evening.
Twin boys born the same night their grandmother passes away. Teenagers hanging by their fingertips from the roof of a parking garage. These are the moments of quiet poetry that make up Leland Myrick's Missouri Boy.
Happiness alternates with tragedy in these snapshots of Myrick's own Missouri childhood. Filled with startling and at times achingly beautiful images - from a perfect paper airplane flying in the autumn sky to visits to the "underwear pond" to a solitary cross-country motorcycle trip - Myrick has created a graphic poem that brings together the experiences that formed his character, for better and for worse. These moving and intimate vignettes are at once melancholy and hopeful, exploring the surprising links between life and death, beginnings and endings. Poignant, timeless, and tenderly evoked, Missouri Boy is a unique tribute to a small-town American childhood.
112 pages Full Color
ISBN 1-59643-110-5
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Persepolis 1
Marjane Satrapi
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages 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. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.
Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Hardcover, 160 pages
ISBN: 978-0-375-42230-0 (0-375-42230-7)
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Prince of Persia
The original edition
Created by Jordan Mechner, written by AB Sina, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland
BEYOND THE LEGENDARY GAME – THE LEGEND ITSELF
Long ago in Persia, there lived a Prince -- a man of honor, of valor, and full of strength -- a man for his people, who lived with them and took on their trials and hardships.  And he was loved.
His name is no longer remembered.  When people speak of him, they call him merely, 'The Prince of Persia,' as if there have been no others, and his descendants are enjoined to live like him, to be like him, to the ends of their days.
Long ago in Persia, there were many princes, one following another, sometimes quick, sometimes slow, sometimes fat, clever, joyous, and all more or less honorable.  And in some of those princes there shone the spirit of The Prince of Persia, for in Persia time spins like a wheel, and what is to come has already happened, and then happens again, year in and year out. 
This is the story of two of those princes, and of the destiny that threads their lives together. 
Created by Jordan Mechner, the Prince of Persia graphic novel is beautifully written by poet A.B. Sina and opulently illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland. 
ISBN: 978-1-59643-207-9
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages, full color throughout
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Sardine in Outer Space, Vol. 6
Emmanuel Guibert, illustrated by Joann Sfar
Adventures Ahoy! Even cleaning up is an adventure when Sardine comes to town! Roaming through the galaxy with her space-faring friends, Sardine’s always up for vexing vile villainy and thwarting terrible tyranny -- leaving a little time for baking and bedtime stories, of course!
Ten of Sardine’s wacky and wonderful adventures are told in simple, scribbly artwork in this sixth volume of the Sardine in Outer Space series by Emmanuel Guibert.

ISBN: 978-1-59643-424-0
6 x 8.5 inches, 96 pages
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Slow Storm
By Danica Novgorodoff
First Second, September 2008
A firefighter in rural Kentucky, Ursa searches for her place in life, struggling to meet her own expectations.  When a tornado hits her town, the ensuing chaos brings her world into sharp focus, somehow making everything clearer, and Ursa finds that she just can’t stomach the way her life is going.  It is then that she meets Rafi, an illegal immigrant whose life isn’t going the way he’d pictured it either.  Their encounter is the catalyst for Ursa and Rafi, who take different roads to the realization that wanting your life to change isn’t enough to make it happen. 
Slow Storm stands apart as a graphic novel with its literary heart and charged, atmospheric watercolor and ink artwork. The storm builds around the characters and inside them, and moments of violence and tenderness suddenly crack like lightning. With Slow Storm, Danica Novgorodoff takes her place as a talent to be reckoned with in the literary world.
ISBN: 978-1-59643-250-5
6 x 8.5 inches, 176 pages
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Sluggy Freelance: Little Evils
Sluggy Freelance's second Megatome is a massive compilation of the original books 4, 5, and 6, an amazing 342 full-color pages (no, we didn't re-color the black-and-whites, but anywhere color showed online, it's in the book now!). Megatome 02 includes all the strips from May 1999 through April 2001! Complete with "the Storm Breaker Saga", "The Bug the Witch and the Robot", "KITTEN", "The Isle of Dr. Steve" (introducing Oasis), and 25 bonus pages of never-before printed storylines, including the "MAIZE of MADNESS"!
10 x 7.9 inches, 344 pages
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Space Pirate Sardine in Outer Space, Vol. 1
Emmanuel Guibert, illustrated by Joann Sfar
In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren’t always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound. In this volume of seven stories, Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, is on a mission to make all the galaxy’s kids behave. Sardine must enlist the help of her cousin Lou and her pirate uncle, the gruff Captain Yellow Shoulder, to outwit him and his evil plans.
“. . . there is a distinct lack of chores in space, which makes for a free-wheeling ride peppered with as much grisly monster-filleting action and bodily fluid humor as a young reader could want.”—Booklist

“With nonstop action, humor geared to multiple levels of cultural awareness and the promise of more episodes to come, even readers stubbornly resisting the trendy format’s lure with find that, as Supermuscleman sneers shortly before gorily blasting his own foot, ‘Resistance is futile.’”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Punky heroes, interplanetary action and unpredictable bouts of silliness characterize these hyperbolic color comics. . . . the pirate humor and gothic panels—abundant with Jolly Rogers, drippy slime and creepy-crawly creatures—provide surprises in every space vignette.”—Publishers Weekly
ISBN: 978-0-312-38056-4
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 64 pages
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Syncopated
An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays
Edited by Brendan Burford
The stories in Syncopated challenge convention, provide perspective, and search out secret truths–all in the inviting, accessible form of comics.
Syncopated will give you a daringly different view of the past–from the history of vintage postcards to the glory days of old Coney Island. It will immerse you in fascinating subcultures, from the secret world of graffiti artists to the chess champs of Greenwich Village. And it will open your eyes to pieces of forgotten history–for example, the Tulsa race riots of 1921–and to new perspectives on critical current events, such as the interrogation of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. These “picto-essays” encompass memoir, history, journalism, and biography in varied visual styles–each handpicked by Brendan Burford, one of America’s top editors.
Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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Tank Girl Vol. 3
This time round, Tank Girls reveals the true story behind popular beat combo - The Smiths, battles titanically with evil deranged bounty hunters, takes a globe-trotting, gastronomic odyssey and still finds time for a naughty interlude behind a bulldozer. Marking the 20th anniversary of Tank Girl with a new introduction from Alan Martin and featuring rarely seen Jamie Hewlett material. All presented in chronological order and in all its wonderful four colour glory. Warning: Adults only! Trade Paperback, 96 pages
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