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Chi's Sweet Home, volume 6

Written by Konami Kanata


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-14-8 (1-935654-14-4)

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who on a leisurely stroll with her family finds herself lost and alone. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, desperately attempts to reunite with her family of feral cats. When the kitten feels all hope is lost, she is found in a... Read more >

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Chi's Sweet Home, volume 8

Written by Konami Kanata


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-935654-35-3 (1-935654-35-7)

In the eighth volume of Chi’s Sweet Home, Chi is growing up and now that she has a sense of her new surroundings, the little shorthair is ready to make this new neighborhood her own. With the help of her furry feline friend Cocchi she embarks on some of her more... Read more >

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The Cardboard Valise

Written by Ben Katchor


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42114-3 (0-375-42114-9)

Ben Katchor (“The creator of the last great American comic strip.”—Michael Chabon) gives us his first book in more than ten years: the story of the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus and the three people who, in some way or another, in­habit its shores.

Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of... Read more >

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Hand-Drying in America
And Other Stories
Written by Ben Katchor


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-90690-8 (0-307-90690-6)

WITH BEAUTIFUL FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT

From one of the most original and imaginative American cartoonists at work today comes a collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design, and architecture—a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the twenty-first century.

Ben Katchor, a master at twisting mundane commodities... Read more >

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The Jew of New York

Written by Ben Katchor


Format: Trade Paperback, 108 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: December 26, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70097-2 (0-375-70097-8)

In 1825, Mordecai Noah, a New York politician and amateur playwright possessed of a utopian vision, summoned all the lost tribes of Israel to an island near Buffalo in the hope of establishing a Jewish state. His failed plan, a mere footnote in Jewish-American history, is the starting point for Ben... Read more >

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Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District

Written by Ben Katchor


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70098-9 (0-375-70098-6)

Join Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, on a leisurely stroll past The Institute for Soup-Nut Research and The Municipal Birthmark Registry. Savor the smell of a phone booth, circa 1961. Sign up for a guided tour of the oldest continually vacant storefront in America. Attend a championship grave-digging competition, or, should... Read more >

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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 2
From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray
Written by Russ Kick


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-378-0 (1-60980-378-7)

The Graphic Canon, Volume 2 gives us a visual cornucopia based on the wealth of literature from the 1800s. Several artists–including Maxon Crumb and Gris Grimly–present their versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s visions. The great American novel Huckleberry Finn is adapted uncensored for the first time, as Twain wrote it. The... Read more >

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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
Written by Russ Kick


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-376-6 (1-60980-376-0)

This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. From a rarely seen R. Crumb rendering of James Boswell’s London Journal to a massively popular Indian Bhagavad Gita, from Hunt Emerson’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” to a manga Macbeth, there are more... Read more >

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Bat-Manga!
The Secret History of Batman in Japan
Written by Chip Kidd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71484-9 (0-375-71484-7)

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever.

In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin... Read more >

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Bat-Manga! (Limited Hardcover Edition)
The Secret History of Batman in Japan
Written by Chip Kidd


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $60.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42545-5 (0-375-42545-4)

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever.

In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin... Read more >

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Fidel
An Illustrated Biography of Fidel Castro
Written by Nestor Kohan
Illustrated by Nahuel Scherma and Miracle Jones
Translated by Elise Buchman


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-782-4 (1-58322-782-2)

In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, tempers flare on the subject of Fidel Castro: some say he is a liberator, some say a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma present one of the towering figures of the twentieth-century as he is seen by Latin Americans: as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Fidel

Written by Nestor Kohan
Illustrated by Nahuel Scherma and Miracle Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Siete Cuentos
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-783-1 (1-58322-783-0)

En los Estados Unidos, a noventa millas de las costas cubanas, el tema de Fidel Castro enciende a la gente: algunos dicen que es un dictador, otros dicen que es un libertador. En Fidel, Néstor Kohan y Nahuel Scherma presentan a una de las figuras sobresalientes del siglo veinte desde la... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Dong Xoai, Vietnam 1965

Written by Joe Kubert


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2948-1 (1-4012-2948-4)

Joe Kubert, one of the most influential storytellers in comics history, tells the harrowing, true story of a detachment of Special Forces soldiers on a simple recon mission into the village of Dong Xoai, Vietnam, that turned suddenly deadly.
DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 has a unique perspective, since Kubert based the... Read more >

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Yossel

Written by Joe Kubert


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-3180-4 (1-4012-3180-2)

Famed comic creator Joe Kubert’s family came to America from Poland in the 1920s, but the family almost was not allowed into the country. YOSSEL asks the question, “What if my family had still been in Poland when the Warsaw Ghetto was founded?”
In 1939, Yossel and his family were relocated... Read more >

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The Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka
Adapted by Peter Kuper


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 20, 2004
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5299-8 (1-4000-5299-8)

**Named by School Library Journal as one of the Best Adult Books for High School Students, 2003

A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug.

Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kuper’s electric drawings—where American cartooning... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sticks and Stones

Written by Peter Kuper


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5257-8 (1-4000-5257-2)

In a barren landscape, an empire is about to rise and an epic struggle is about to unfold. Sticks and Stones illuminates this earth-shaking tale without a single word. It is as elemental as hieroglyphics, a timeless story for all ages.

In Sticks and Stones, Peter Kuper has created a picture story... Read more >

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Cuba: My Revolution

Written by Inverna Lockpez
Illustrated by Dean Haspiel


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2217-8 (1-4012-2217-X)

Seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, is caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution from the moment it captures Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958. While her eccentric mother hatches an increasingly desperate series of plans to flee Cuba, Sonia joins the militia and volunteers as... Read more >

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Bayou

Written by Jeremy Love


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Zuda
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2382-3 (1-4012-2382-6)

A YALSA 2010 TOP TEN GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR TEENS

The first title from the original webcomics imprint of DC Comics!

South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate.

Lee Wagstaff is the daughter... Read more >

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Bayou Vol. 2

Written by Jeremy Love


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Zuda
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2584-1 (1-4012-2584-5)

South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate. Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is... Read more >

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Cancer Vixen
A True Story
Written by Marisa Acocella Marchetto


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71474-0 (0-375-71474-X)

Coming in paperback: the groundbreaking graphic memoir that has inspired breast cancer patients to fight backand do it with style.

“What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?” That’s the question that sets... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Cancer Vixen
A True Story
Written by Marisa Acocella Marchetto


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26357-5 (0-307-26357-6)

“What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, madly-in-love, about-to-get married, big-city-girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?”

That’s the question that sets this funny, powerful and poignant graphic memoir in motion. In vivid colour and with a taboo-breaking sense of humour, Marisa... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Asterios Polyp

Written by David Mazzucchelli


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37732-6 (0-307-37732-6)

The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait.

Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly... Read more >

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Gone to Amerikay

Written by Derek Mcculloch
Illustrated by Colleen Doran


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2351-9 (1-4012-2351-6)

Ciara O’Dwyer is a young woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slums of 1870; Johnny McCormack is a struggling actor drawn to the nascent folk music movement in Greenwich Village 1960; and Lewis Healy is a successful Irishman who’s come to present-day Manhattan on his wife’s anniversary-present promise... Read more >

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The Beginning of the American Fall
A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-452-7 (1-60980-452-X)

Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.

Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moby Dick
The Graphic Novel
Written by Herman Melville
Adapted by Lance Stahlberg
Illustrated by Lalit Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-22-4 (93-80028-22-9)

It was an obsession that would destroy them all...

On a cold December night, a young man called Ishmael rents a room at an inn in Massachusetts. He has come from Manhattan to the north-east of America to sign up for a whaling expedition.

Later that same night, as Ishmael is... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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