NYHETSBREV - 2017-07-10
"Sticks Angelica is, in her own words, "49 years old. Former: Olympian, poet, scholar, sculptor, minister, activist, Governor General, entrepreneur, line cook, headmistress, Mountie, columnist, libertarian, cellist". After a high-profile family scandal, Sticks escapes to the woods to live in what would be relative isolation were it not for the many animals that surround and inevitably annoy her. Sticks is an arrogant self-obsessed force who wills herself on the flora and fauna. There is a rabbit named Oatmeal who harbors an unrequited love for her, a pair of kissing geese, a cross-dressing moose absurdly named Lisa Hanawalt. When a reporter named, ahem, Michael DeForge shows up to interview Sticks for his biography on her, she quickly slugs him and buries him up to his neck, immobilizing him. Instead, Sticks narrates her way through the forest, recalling formative incidents from her storied past in what becomes a strange sort of autobiography.
DeForge’s witty dialogue and deadpan narration create a bizarre yet eerily familiar world. Sticks Angelica plays with autobiography, biography, and hagiography to look at how we build our own sense of self and how others carry on the roles we create for them in our own personal dramas."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Innbundet: ja
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 249.00
 

 

THE BEST WE COULD DO

AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR

"This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent - the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. "


Utgivelsesår: 2018
Forlag: Abrams ComicArts
Innbundet: ja
Sidetall: 336
Språk: UK

pris: 299.00
 

 

SUCH A LOVELY LITTLE WAR

SAIGON, 1961-63
"This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French wife. The book opens in America, where the boy's father works for the South Vietnamese embassy; there the boy is made to feel self-conscious about his otherness thanks to schoolmates who play war games against the so-called "Commies". The family is called back to Saigon in 1961, where the father becomes Presideent Ngo Dinh Diem's personal interpreter; as the growing conflict between North and South intensifies, so does turmoil within Marco's family, as his mother struggles to grapple with bipolar disorder.
Visually powerful and emotionally potent, Such a Lovely Little War is both a large-scale and intimate study of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of the Vietnamese: a turbulent national history interwined with an equally traumatic familial one."

Utgivelsesår: 2016
Forlag: Arsenal Pulp Press
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall: 272
Språk: UK

pris: 289.00
 

 

JAPANESE NOTEBOOKS

A JOURNEY TO THE EMPIRE OF SIGNS
"Japan is a place of special fascination for the acclaimed international comics creator Igort, who has visited and lived there more than 20 times, and worked in the country's manga industry for more than a decade. In this masterful new book—part graphic memoir, part cultural meditation - Igort vividly recounts his personal experiences in Japan, creating comics amid the activities of everyday life, and finding inspiration everywhere: in nature, history, custom, art, and encounters with creators including animation visionary Hayao Miyazaki.
With beautifully illustrated reflections on subjects from printmaking to Zen Buddhism, imperial history to the samurai code, Japanese film, literature, and manga, this is a richly rewarding book for anyone interested in Japan or comic arts practiced at the highest level. "

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Chronicle Books
Innbundet: ja
Sidetall: 184
Språk: UK

pris: 299.00
 

 

"This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys.
After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up with and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behaviour that led her to believe she was to blame.
Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of colour to convey young Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies."


Utgivelsesår: 2016
Forlag: Arsenal Pulp Press
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall: 210
Språk: UK

pris: 279.00
 

 
"When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed down through generations, and revisit tragic events in America’s past.
A narrative that is at once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke’s stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind?"

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Pantheon Books
Innbundet: ja
Sidetall: 378
Språk: UK

pris: 299.00
 

 
"With gorgeously detailed yet minimal art, cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong explores his move with his wife to a small house atop a rural mountain, replacing the high-rent hubbub of Seoul with the quiet murmur of the country. With their dog, cats, and chickens by their side, the simple life and isolation they so desperately craved proves to present new anxieties. Hong paints a beautiful portrait of the Korean countryside, changing seasons, and the universal relationships humans have with each other as well as nature, both of which are sometimes frustrating but always rewarding.
Uncomfortably Happily is translated by American cartoonist Hellen Jo from the acclaimed Manhwa Today award-winning Korean edition."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall: 576
Språk: UK

pris: 299.00
 

 
Shawn Crystal
Med fler...
"Meet Violet Paige, a celebutante with a bad attitude and a temper to match, who no one suspects of having anything lying beneath the surface of her outrageous exploits. But Violet isn’t just another bored heiress in the upper echelons of Gotham City’s elite. Motivated by her traumatic youth, Violet seeks to exact vengeance on her privileged peers as the terrifying new vigilante known only as Mother Panic."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: DC Comics
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 189.00
 

 
"Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-#6 of the series."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Dark Horse Books
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall: 184
Språk: UK

pris: 169.00
 

 
Sean Phillips
Med fler...
"The darkly twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly begins to ruin his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, Kill or be Killed is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before. Collects Kill or be Killed #1-4."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Image Comics
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 119.00
 

 
"From writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso - the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets - comes a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale! Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, Moonshine tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret. Collects issues 1–6."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Image Comics
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 119.00
 

 
"Answers are given and secrets are revealed as Kyle Barnes and Sidney have a conversation that will change everything. Kyle has never been in more danger."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Image Comics
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 169.00
 

 
"In these chapters from The Sheriff of Babylon #7-12, things are heating up in Baghdad. What started as the search for one man’s killer has turned into something much deeper, and everyone lost something in the violence that followed. Now Nassir is in the hands of the men who may have been responsible for all of it. What they want from him is unclear, but it’s a payment they intend to take in blood. Deals with the devil rarely go right, but in Baghdad, the wrong deal could get lots of people killed…"

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Vertigo
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 189.00
 

 
"And the earth was filled with violence (Genesis 6:11). It’s 1,655 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day.
This is life before the Flood - the story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Presenting the first arc of Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra’s brutal biblical epic."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Image Comics
Innbundet: nei
Sidetall:
Språk: UK

pris: 119.00
 

 
"Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà’s first book, the viciously funny Mox Nox, has struck such a nerve on social media that his Facebook page has garnered over 4.5 million fan followers, three-quarters of a million Instagram followers, and a quarter-million Twitter followers. A quick glance indicates why. Each single page strip is a wordless, full-color, hand-painted marvel of the comic strip form. That Cornellà’s visually inviting artwork is in the service of his graphic sense of humor/horror only heightens the appeal.
Zonzo continues the tradition with 50 all-new strips of smiling psychopaths (human and anthropomorphic) and (often-literal) side-splitting farce. Cornellà’s humor mixes the absurdist comedy of Michael Kupperman with transgressive, political incorrectness."

Utgivelsesår: 2017
Forlag: Fantagraphics Books
Innbundet: ja
Sidetall: 56
Språk: UK

pris: 169.00
 

 
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