Comics fans may be familiar with Frank King's long-running domestic epic Gasoline Alley. The new Walt Before Skeezix collects the strips King drew about bachelor Walt Wallet and his motorhead friends before the foundling Skeezix showed up on his front doorstep — and it's a charming portrait of America in the early stages of its national love affair with the automobile.
Loosely based on historical events, this illustrated, highly stylized graphic novel follows the lone survivor of the Iena explosion in 1907, as he, making his way through the French countryside, falls in love with an innkeeper's daughter and becomes the subject and star of the world's first stag film.
Drawn from letters submitted to the popular advice column of The Forward, a widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York, this illustrative tribute to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City offers insight into a segment of America's rich cultural past.
The story of the Harlem Hellfighters — the barrier-breaking, African-American infantry regiment — and their journey to the trenches of France during World War I is retold as a graphic novel by World War Z author Max Brooks.
This sweet memoir chronicles Mimi Pond's time waitressing at the Imperial Cafe, a bohemian diner in Oakland, California during the late 1970s. Pond is a graphic novelist and television writer whose credits include the first full-length episode of The Simpsons.
In this latest volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen adventures, science-pirate Janni Nemo (daughter of the legendary Captain Nemo) ventures into a nightmarish alternate version of 1941 Berlin, to rescue her loved ones who are being held hostage.
Animator Diane Obomsawin's On Loving Women is a collection of intimate vignettes about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. Obomsawin illustrates not just her own stories but friends' and lovers' personal accounts of realizing they're gay, or first finding love with another woman.
The lives and adventures of the race of people who lived on Early Earth before human history began is illustrated in a series of interconnected tales and fables in this graphic novel.
A boy named Danny moves to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of "being different" grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation.
Relish contains a series of stories from Lucy Knisley's life in the culinary world, from being toted along as a young girl to her mother's job at the first Dean and Deluca, to her own experiences in the Chicago food scene. These are broken up by some of her favorite recipes, lovingly illustrated and annotated in her bright, cartoony style.
Love and Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez's latest graphic novel is a haunting portrait of the 20th century, filtered through the life of the titular Julio. Born in 1900 and dying in 2000, Julio sees a lifetime of war, grief and death — but also grace and hope.
The cartoonist author of The Cardboard Valise presents a visual exploration of the many ways property reflects influences and cultural values. The subjects of these strips include window-ledge pillows for people-watchers, artificial tree forests for allergy sufferers and high-visibility construction vests for lonely individuals.