"... it's a mistake to see comics as a mere hybrid of the graphic arts and prose fiction. What happens between these panels is a kind of magic only comics can create." - Scott McCloud, from Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Cook Korean by Robin Ha
Plutona by Emi Lenox and Jeff Lemire
Five young people find a dead body in the woods.
Refresh, Refresh by Danica Novgorodoff
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
“Lonely Anya befriends an untrustworthy ghost in lieu of conquering her fears of fitting in with her peers.”
IRL by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
“The ethics of online gaming, gender and global community are explored in this fun, thought-provoking work from Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang.”
Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
“In this modern gothic series, the Locke children uncover their family’s secret legacy of magical keys that grant them the power to change the world around them--if they can keep them out of the hands of a dark nemesis disguised as a friend, that is.”
Relish: My LIfe in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
“Lucy Knisely’s beautiful memoir invites readers to feast on her lifelong love of food, family and foie gras.”
Sumo by Thien Pham
A beautifully compact story of an injured football player-cum-sumo wrestler learning how to let go of the past to be truly in the present.
This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
“In this charming, deeply satisfying coming of age story, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki pay homage to the delicate divide between the innocence of youth and the turmoil of teenage years.”
The Boxer Rebellion captured from two sides: a young boy fighting for his freedom and a girl on a spiritual quest.