November 16, 2019 Connor Willumson's graphic novel follows the trail of a mysterious athlete, or possibly an actor — gawky, pale, never takes his mirror shades off — running through the desert outside Las Vegas.
November 10, 2019 Artist Peter Kuper has adapted Joseph Conrad's classic Heart of Darkness in a way that undercuts Conrad's depiction of Africa as a place of existential horror, and centers the African characters.
October 31, 2019 Writer Ben Blacker and artist Mirka Andolfo put a lively twist on the classic Stepford Wives story in their graphic novel Hex Wives, about a reincarnating coven of witches and their male adversaries.
October 19, 2019 Legendary underground cartoonist Kim Deitch's new book is packed with monkeys, cartoon magpies, and even Jesus; it starts with an account of killing time after eye surgery and gets wilder from there.
October 4, 2019 Graphic novelist and illustrator Jon J. Muth's dreamy paintings expand the scope of Stanislaw Lem's story about an astronaut in a cramped one-man spaceship, who finds himself stuck in a time loop.
September 28, 2019 Ware's new graphic novel follows six extremely ordinary people — a teacher, a bully, a father — and meditates on the significance of their everyday actions, and the webs of connection between them.
September 22, 2019 This month sees the arrival of a handful of bold new graphic novels aimed at young adult readers, with unexpected topics and settings from a contemporary Chinese American community to the Old West.
September 8, 2019 Magical realism can be tricky, but Tillie Walden gets it right in a spare yet powerful tale of two women on a road trip through West Texas who pick up a possibly magical cat.
September 6, 2019 Graphic novelist Hazel Newlevant's memoir of their time on a youth forestry crew addresses issues of race, class and gender with delicately shaded imagery that asks readers to slow down and think.
August 28, 2019 Natasha Tara Petrović and Ali Leriger De La Plante's tale of a lonely robot sentry is packed with gorgeously inhuman visuals — but it's also packed with interesting ideas that never quite pan out.
August 26, 2019 In recent years, several graphic novel biographies of fine artists have come out — some more successful than others. One rule is clear: Don't reproduce an artist's paintings if you can avoid it.
Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough, by Walter A. Brown
August 14, 2019 By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion.
August 4, 2019 In Matt Groom's trippy comic, a warrior in a fantasy kingdom discovers she's not a real person — instead, she's an NPC, a non-player character in a video game. But unlike most NPCs, she's self-aware.
Ghost World's Enid and Rebecca have no time for earnestness or sincerity — or laughs.
August 2, 2019 As part of our summerlong tribute to funny books, we take a look back at the ennui-drenched anti-humor of some of the 1990s, when absurdity and surrealism were the rule — laughs not so much.
July 31, 2019 Molly Mendoza's loopy new graphic novel isn't quite a young adult book, or a book for grownups, either. But it is a trippy visual experience, and Mendoza's art is gorgeous even when the story is thin.