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Through the Woods Cover Image
By Emily Carroll, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442465961
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 15th, 2014

I first encountered Emily Carroll's work through her amazing interactive webcomics, and immediately became entranced by her dark and hauntingly beautiful storytelling. This collection does not disappoint in being both creepy and stunning! Best read by candlelight, in the darkest hours of the night, whilst your creepy sister-in-law lurks next door.


Review by Ashley

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What Is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy Cover Image
By Rokudenashiko, Anne Ishii (Translator), Chip Kidd (Cover Design by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781927668313
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Published: Koyama Press - May 10th, 2016

This Japanese comic memoir is the inspiring and frustrating story of Rokudenashiko's arrest for creating vulva-shaped art. Her adorable and fun storytelling gives a lighthearted take on her mission to fight against female genitalia taboo and censorship.


Review by Ashley

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Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

War threatens between humans and the half-breed Arcanics, and Maika Halfwolf has a darkness within her that has her being pursued from all sides. But what defines a monster? This is a beautiful new series that you won't want to miss!


Review by Ashley

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How to Be Happy Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781606997406
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - August 3rd, 2014

This eclectic collection of short comics is beautiful in every respect. Fantastically well drawn, intelligent, witty and often unbearably personal, it could be the best book I read last year.


Review by Stephen

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In a Sense Lost and Found Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781907704956
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Nobrow Press - September 16th, 2014

Beautiful, surreal, often willfully opaque, this is a fantastic work by an arist at the height of his power.


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Patience Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781606999059
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - March 21st, 2016

In the genre-guzzling longest work by a true comics master, Daniel Clowes turns a pulp sci-fi scenario into the most cynical and sordid story you'll ever read about the power of true love.


Review by Stephen

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The Greatest of Marlys Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781770462649
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - August 16th, 2016

Marlys is the best friend you wish you had when you were eight: an irrepressible agent of chaos. Lynda Barry captures the spirit of childhood with phenomenal humour and warmth.


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A Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories Cover Image
By Will Eisner, Scott McCloud (Introduction by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609189
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

Will Eisner's expressively drawn collection, combining kitchen-sink melodrama with fairytale elements, introduced "graphic novels" to the world and inaugerated the modern era of comics as art. This beautiful new edition is the perfect way to experience them.


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You & a Bike & a Road Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781927668405
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Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

Eleanor Davis draws comics the way that regular people form sentences. She drew this travel diary on a cross-country bike trip, and the entries range from spare doodles of her progress or aching knees to finely rendered moments of heartbreaking beauty. 


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Boundless Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770462878
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - May 30th, 2017

From the secret history of a hallucinogenic sound file to pornographic sitcoms, direct-sales pyramid schemes and Mirror Facebook, this inventive, experimental collection explores the impact of technology, media and capitalism on how we think and feel, while demonstrating that Jillian Tamaki is one of the greatest comics artists working today.


Review by Stephen