May 25, 2019 Two new books — a reissue of 1971's Yellow Yellow and a compilation of Stamaty's MacDoodle Street newspaper strips — highlight the artist's joyful ability to imagine the world the way kids do.
This Land is My Land: A Graphic History of Big Dreams, Micronations, and Other Self-Made States, by Andrew Warner and Sofie Louise Dam
May 9, 2019 Full of playful experiments with composition, and seemingly endless variations on common themes, Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam treat self-made "utopias" with unflappable cheer.
May 4, 2019 Inés Estrada's new graphic novel is set in a version of 2054 that feels oddly close to today; it's the kind of sci-fi that doesn't imagine the future so much as remind you how strange the present is.
Reprinted from I Was Their American Dream (copyright 2019 by Malaka Gharib).
Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
April 30, 2019 Even as NPR editor Malaka Gharib makes light of herself in her high-spirited graphical memoir, her wisdom about the power and limits of racial identity is evident in the way she draws.
April 27, 2019 Artist Scott Hampton has a big job in this second volume of an ambitions, three-book adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Depict Gaiman's deadly serious characters without making them quaint.
April 21, 2019 Cartoonist Peter Bagge takes on the life of another independent woman in Credo, his biography of pioneering libertarian Rose Wilder Lane (also known for being the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder).
Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City, by Amanda Kolson Hurley
April 12, 2019 Amanda Kolson Hurley is well-acquainted with suburbia's many negative stereotypes. But in a new book, she asks us to take a look at what is possible in this realm when the human spirit is at its best.
April 5, 2019 Artist Michael DeForge's enigmatic new graphic novel is all about ambivalence — belonging, displacement, escape and return. Also, strangely charming, blobby animals with all-too-human feelings.
Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, by Box Brown
April 3, 2019 Box Brown has a knack for using comics to illuminate tricky subjects. Now, with Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America, he's turned his attention to one of the touchiest topics today.
March 29, 2019 Christopher Cantwell's new graphic novel follows teenaged Luna, who's struggling with mental health issues and finds a kind of hope in the appearance of a mysterious flying woman in the Chicago skies.
March 24, 2019 When Salvador Dalí met Harpo Marx, he was so infatuated that he wrote a treatment for a surreal Marx Brothers film, Giraffes on Horseback Salad. The film didn't fly, but this graphic novel does.
March 16, 2019 Garth Ennis' new graphic novel creates a fictional character to flesh out the stories of the real Night Witches, Soviet female pilots who dropped bombs on the Nazis from rickety old biplanes.
March 6, 2019 In the world of writer Chelsea Cain and artist Kate Niemczyk, women are seen as dangerous animals. They bring that world to life with pages and pages of ephemera: fake ads, pamphlets, even a magazine.