Graphic Novels

Fandex Deluxe: DC Comics Super Heroes and Villans

Fandex Deluxe: DC Comics Super Heroes and Villans

Lotowycz, Randall
Workman Publ. 2010

Meticulously researched, with layers of information covering origins, biography, back-stories, affiliations, motivations, weaknesses, and fascinating trivia, this collection of die-cut cards adds up to an insider's history of the DC Universe.

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The Black Island

The Black Island

Hergé
New York 1975

American Edition of the legendary comic strip.

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The Art of Pho

The Art of Pho

Hanshaw, Julian
London 2010

A real surreal thing, won the Cape Observer Comic Award!!

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Montague Terrace

Montague Terrace

Pleece, Warren; Pleece, Gary
London 2013

Within its boundaries live an array of strange and extraordinary residents, including Paul Gregory, self-exiled pop crooner holed up in his Montague hovel for close to forty years, with only fading memories of a semi-successful music career and a bottle of JD for company.

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King Ottokar's Sceptre

King Ottokar's Sceptre

Hergé
Little, Brown & Co., USA 2012

Someone is after Tintin! A lost briefcase leads Tintin to Professor Alembick, the owner of a very rare object that belonged to King Ottokar IV of Syldavia. Tintin joins him on a trip to this foreign land, but can the professor be trusted?...

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The Death Ray

The Death Ray

Clowes, Daniel
Vintage Publishing, 2011

Tells the story of teen outcast Andy, an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious-but-loyal Louie. They roam school halls and city streets, invisible to everyone but bullies and tormentors, until the day when Andy takes his first puff on a cigarette.

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City People Notebook

City People Notebook

Eisner, Will
W.W. Norton, New York 2006

In "City People Notebook", graphic pioneer Will Eisner eplores three integral parts of city living - time, space, and smell. The vignettes use all the senses, immerising the reader in Eisner's unique vision and revealing his powers of observation.

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The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

Eisner, Will
W.W. Norton & Company, 2008

Four extraordinary autobiographical stories from a legend in American comics.

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A Chinese Life

A Chinese Life

Otie, Phillipe
SelfMadeHero, London, 2012

An intimate portrait of Chinese society told in a staggering work of graphic autobiography by Chinese artist, Li Kunwu, in collaboration with the writer Philippe Otie.

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Mr. Murder is dead

Mr. Murder is dead

Quinaz, Victor; Schoonover, Brent
Archaia Entertainment, Los Angeles, 2011

There's been a murder--Mr. Murder is found dead! Old Gould Kane, long into his retirement as a top cop, looks to be the number-one suspect with a motive so deep and intense even Gould's old partner suspects him. "Mr. Murder is Dead" is a "who didn't do it" set in the fading world of Golden Age comic strips. Published in partnership with Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek, Heroes") and Before the Door.

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Aya of Yop City

Aya of Yop City

Abouet, Marguerite
Randon House, London 2009

Aya tells the story of its nineteen-year-old heroine and her carefree and fun-loving friends Adjoua and Bintou. Between meddlings of relatives and neighbours the girls spend a last summer of their childhood on the streets of Yop City.

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Comics Sketchbooks

Comics Sketchbooks

Heller. Steven
Thames & Hudson, London

In this book you find the visual ideas of 80 of the most influential comic artists in the world. The private notebooks show how drawings and words come into play, direct sketches of landscapes and people or more abstract visual thinking.

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Yiddishkeit

Yiddishkeit

Buhle, Paul / Pekar, Harvey
Abrams ComicArts, New York 2011

This comic anthology contains original stories by notable writers and artists and explores the revival of the language. The authors follow the influences of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York's Lower East Side. With thoughtful revelations about the far-reaching influences of Yiddish in the twenty-first century.

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Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book

Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book

The Nelson Mandela Foundation
W.W. Norton, London 2009

Freedom Fighter, fugitive, President of his Nation, Hero of the world, Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with death, and eventually thrown into jail. The authorized Graphic Novel shows Mandelas way from his boyhood to his status as a political hero.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Vol. 5

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Vol. 5

Dick, Philip K.
Boom! Studios, Los Angeles 2011

Philip K. Dick's masterpiece "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" as a brilliant illustrated Graphic Novel. Volume 5 of 6

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Surfing the Concious Nets

Surfing the Concious Nets

Leary, Timothy Francis; Williams, Robert; Last, First

This is an unusual graphic novel. It is a story by Timothy Leary, presented in pictures and written words and taking place in a computer system. The mind-bending graphics illustrate the trip and make it an psychedelic experience.

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Drawn Together

Drawn Together

Crumb, Robert R; Crumb, Aline
Knockabout Limited, London

These are the complete cartoon works of Aline & Robert Crumb, both being cartoon artists with different styles. In these pages they worked together on autobiographical stories, reflecting love and family life. Both of the artist stand in the tradition of beeing very open and personal in their work and so we learn about various intimate and funny details in this book.

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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Tales: Classic Stories

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Tales: Classic Stories

Disney, Walt
Universe Publishing, New York, 2013

Presented here for the first time in a glorious hardcover package are beautifully illustrated adaptions of some of Disney's most poular and timeless short tales.

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1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

Gravett, Paul
Universe Publishing, New York, 2011

With the growing appeal of graphic novels, alternative comics, and manga, comic books are emphatically no longer just for kids. 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die is an absorbing tribute to the long history of this ever-changing medium.

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The Big Four

The Big Four

Christie, Agatha
Harper Collins Publishers, London

Monsieur Poirot and Captain Hastings embark on a round-the-world trip to defeat the criminal masterminds who call themselves The Big Four. The world's cleverest crime author is brought to book in this new series of graphic novels adapted by the most original comic book artist Alain Paillou.

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