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The Bloom County Library 4

The Bloom County Library 4

1986-1987

by Berkeley Breathed

Hardcover, 274 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $39.99, published April 12 2011 | purchase
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  • 1986-1987
  • Berkeley Breathed

The fourth volume in a series of Bloom County comic strips follows the adventures of the lovable, maladjusted penguin and his companions, and includes commentary from the cartoonist.

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Congress of the Animals

Congress of the Animals

by Jim Woodring

Hardcover, , W W Norton & Co Inc, $19.99, published June 15 2011 | purchase
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  • Jim Woodring
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Mister Wonderful

Mister Wonderful

A Love Story

by Daniel Clowes

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged) p., Random House Inc, $19.95, published April 12 2011 | purchase
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  • A Love Story
  • Daniel Clowes

A single-volume compilation of an Eisner Award-winning story includes forty pages of new material and follows the experiences of Marshall, who, throughout the course of a life-changing blind date, finds himself emotionally challenged in bizarre ways.

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Psychiatric Tales

Psychiatric Tales

Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

by Darryl Cunningham

Hardcover, 139 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published February 1 2011 | purchase
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  • Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness
  • Darryl Cunningham

Presents in graphic novel format first-person perspectives on the experiences of mental illness, portraying the myths, stigmas, and dynamics of a range of psychiatric conditions.

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Temperance

Temperance

by Cathy Malkasian

Hardcover, 240 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $22.99, published June 22 2010 | purchase
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  • Cathy Malkasian

After a brutal injury in battle leaves Lester with no memory of his former life, his wife does everything to prevent him from remembering--and reconstructing--Blessedbowl, a society built on lies, memories, stories and beliefs that elevates him to hero status. By the acclaimed author of Percy Gloom.

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Howl

Howl

by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker

Paperback, 223 pages, Harpercollins, $19.99, published August 31 2010 | purchase
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  • Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker

The famous poem that began a major censorship trial. Illustrated with stills from the computer animation that was included in the 2010 movie by the same name.

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The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

by R. Crumb

Hardcover, 112 pages, Spruce Books, $30, published September 1 2006 | purchase
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  • R. Crumb

Collects the cuter, more tender comics drawn by an artist who is well-known for being raunchy and pessimistic, in an array that is reminiscent of his early work as a greeting-card illustrator. Reprint.

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Picture This

Picture This

by Lynda Barry and Kevin Kawula

Hardcover, 224 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $29.95, published November 9 2010 | purchase
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  • Lynda Barry and Kevin Kawula

A series of portraits features a myopic monkey protagonist and the author's most beloved character, Marlys, in a collection that follows her everyday and fantastical routines of preparing food, waiting for the bus, and associating with her elephant-eared imaginary friend.

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Lynd Ward

Lynd Ward

Six Novels in Woodcuts

by Lynd Ward and Art Spiegelman

Hardcover, 2 v., Penguin Group USA, $70, published October 14 2010 | purchase
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  • Six Novels in Woodcuts
  • Lynd Ward and Art Spiegelman

Presents six woodcut stories drawn by the artist that explore some of the prevailing adult themes of his generation.

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Berlin

Berlin

City of Stones - Book 1

by Jason Lutes

Paperback, 209 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $22.95, published June 1 2000 | purchase
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  • City of Stones - Book 1
  • Jason Lutes

Set in the twilight years of Germany's Weimar Republic, this graphic novel embodies the hopes and struggles of journalist Kurt Severing, art student Marthe Mèuller, and other inhabitants of Berlin as their future is darkened by a growing shadow.

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Berlin 2

Berlin 2

City of Smoke

by Jason Lutes

Paperback, v. <2>, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $22.95, published September 16 2008 | purchase
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  • City of Smoke
  • Jason Lutes

A second installment of an epic historical trilogy finds the people of Weimar Berlin seeking answers in the aftermath of 1929's violent May Day demonstration, an upheaval that also shapes the city's nightlife and finds its participants witnessing the approach of World War II and the construction of a dividing wall. Original.

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Dante's Divine Comedy

Dante's Divine Comedy

A Graphic Adaptation

by Seymour Chwast

Hardcover, 127 pages, St Martins Pr, $20, published August 31 2010 | purchase
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  • A Graphic Adaptation
  • Seymour Chwast

The founding partner of Push Pin Studios puts his own artistic spin on this graphic adaptation of Dante Alighieri's 1321 epic poem chronicling his journey through the afterlife and visiting both Heaven and Hell.

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Stitches

Stitches

A Memoir

by David Small

Hardcover, 329 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $24.95, published September 8 2009 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • David Small

The Caldecott-winning author of Imogene's Antlers presents a graphic account of his troubled childhood under a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated X rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of 16 in the hopes of becoming an artist. Reprint. A National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times graphic best-seller.

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The Wild Kingdom

The Wild Kingdom

by Kevin Huizenga

Hardcover, , Farrar Straus & Giroux, $19.95, published August 31 2010 | purchase
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  • Kevin Huizenga
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Wilson

Wilson

by Daniel Clowes

Hardcover, 77 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $21.95, published April 27 2010 | purchase
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  • Daniel Clowes

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Ghost World presents the graphic tale of an opinionated middle-aged loner whose inability to connect with anyone but his dog compels him to seek human companionship, an effort complicated by the discovery of a teenage daughter he never knew.

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Trickster

Trickster

Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection

by Matt Dembicki

Paperback, 231 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $22.95, published June 1 2010 | purchase
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  • Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
  • Matt Dembicki

Collects twenty-one short stories in graphic novel format of tricksters from a variety of Native American traditions.

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