Dead in Desemboque
Historias de Amor y Sangre
Illustrated by William Schaff, Richard Schuler & Alec Thibodeau
Sold at every corner newsstand and in every village bodega, pocket-sized comic books called historietas have been wildly popular for many decades among readers of all ages in Mexico, whose comic book industry produces dozens of pulp titles with circulations in the tens of millions every...
Before the Bible and legendary figures like Hercules, King Arthur, and Beowulf, there was Gilgamesh. As the king of Uruk, a city in ancient Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh protected his people from harm, battling a multitude of fierce demons with the steadfast help of his brother, Enkidu.
But Gilgamesh’s reign faced the ultimate challenge from the power-hungry goddess Ishtar, who proposed...
Edited by Jennifer Camper
Juicy Mother is a cartoon anthology with work by and about queers, women and people of color. The collection includes comix about an older butch dyke and her Lolita, an African-American gay man coming of age, an Arab Muslim dyke searching for her identity, two big hairy men getting married, a cynical Latina teen encountering aliens and a wild cartoon jam.
In a genre...
Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior
Isobella Jade, Illustrated by Jazmin Ruotolo
Model Life is a graphic novel based on the modeling adventures of Isobella Jade.
Jade, a student at the New York Institute of Techology, begins exploring the possibility of working as a lingerie model—despite her nontraditional height of 5’4″. A Google search leads her to ads posted on Craigslist, and...
Mr. Spic Goes to Washington
Ilan Stavans, Illustrated by Roberto Weil
In the face of social inequalities, sometimes strength for mobilization can be found through laughter. It is this ethos that Ilan Stavans employs in this politically minded graphic novel. Weaving humor with social commentary, Stavans tells a tale of a Latino man taking Los Angeles’ mayoral office by storm — and refusing to stop there....
Nature of the Beast
Adam Mansbach and Douglas Mcgowan
Illustrated by Owen Brozman
An alien race of religious extremists plan to honor their deity through the ritualistic annihilation of our planet. The only man who knows this is Milan Marlowe, an unstoppable media baron who sees opportunity everywhere.
Earth’s only move is to engage the invaders according to their holy law and issue The Challenge of the...