Slice of Life comic
The Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entries—each representing an episode in the life of Freddie—bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. With consummate skill, Lynda Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. Every word of dialogue, every piece of narration, and every dark line evokes adolescent angst. The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about just how hard it is to be a teenager, and it’s classic Barry work—poignant, insightful, and true.
"No Ivy League gracefully delivers a messy truth behind the essential process of questioning and reckoning. Newlevant respects young people's awareness of how class, race, gender, and history impact our experiences, and takes readers seriously enough to give space for personal reflection and growth. Fantastic brushwork, and a great sense of natural light. Highly recommended." --Nate Powell, artist of the March trilogy "Lushly rendered and thoughtfully written, Newlevant's No Ivy League is comics autobiography at its best: self-aware, socially conscious, critical, and compassionate." —Whit Taylor, author of Ghost Stories When 17-year-old Hazel takes a summer job clearing ivy from the forest in Portland, Oregon, the only plan is to earn some extra cash to put toward concert tickets. Homeschooled, affluent, and sheltered, Hazel soon finds that working side by side with at-risk teens leaves no room for comforting illusions of equality and understanding. This uncomfortable and compelling memoir is an important story of a teen's awakening to the racial insularity of the upper class, the power of white privilege, and the hidden history of segregation in Portland.
Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.
A lifelong Cleveland resident, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his ongoing American Splendor series. Harvey Pekar's Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It combines classic American Splendor-ous autobiographical anecdotes with key moments and characters in the city's history as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. With an introduction by Alan Moore to boot!
- Issue # TPB (25 days ago)
The incredible imagination that brought you AUGUST MOON is back with another wild adventure! Diana Thung welcomes you to Botany, a quaint and quiet little town nestled in the wintry hills. Here, Oliver Peach had a life of simple pleasures -- making puppets, working in his dad's tailor shop, and rockin' out to the music of his friends' band, the Beebop Beans. But when he accidentally thaws out a long-extinct critter frozen in a ball of ice, wild things start happening everywhere! Suddenly the kids are overrun by strange animal migrations, mysterious music, and ghost sightings… and the grownups in town are really starting to lose it. Can Oliver, the Beans, and the ever-inquisitive Tippi Strawberry get to the bottom of this mystery -- and still play the greatest show of their lives at the Splendour in the Snow festival? Dive in and find out! This full-length tome reads like a delicious slushy blend of South Park, Scott Pilgrim, and Spiral-Bound, with that special touch of Diana Thung charm -- a heartwarming adventure for a cold wintry day.
Naughty Bits, the longest-running solo comic by a female alternative cartoonist, came to an end in 2004 after a 14-year, 40-issue run. Beloved for the expressive scrawl of Gregory's line and her take-no-prisoners satirical approach, it was particularly notable for introducing the world to Bitchy Bitch―a woman who is eternally, magnificently, and for the most part, quite justifiably pissed off at the world around her! This volume collects the entire first half of the Bitchy Bitch saga, and it ranges widely in her eventful life. There are stories about Bitchy's travails as a little girl (when she was just "Bitsy Bitch"), including that greatest horror of all, the holidays; a long sequence about her hippie free-love days in the '70s (and the harrowing abortion that followed); tales of her miserable days as an office drone surrounded by dunces, lechers, and the occasional ultra-Christian maniac; and the hilarious full-length graphic novel "Bitchy Takes a Vacation," where a tropical getaway turns into a fiasco (romanic and otherwise) of epic proportions.
The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion-which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia-is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster-a murderer whose name is never uttered.In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds.This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker's critically acclaimed miniseries together for the first time in hardcover and paperback. The book also includes a new afterword by Baker.
Award-winning author Nancy Butler, writer of Marvel's best-selling adaptations SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, brings you another Jane Austen classic!
In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. Rycroft Manor may be old. It may be abandoned. It may even be haunted. But Daphne Walters doesn't care about any of that—it has a pool and the rent is free New to LA, coming off of a bad breakup and having a pretty terrible week, Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having undead roommates might be more than she bargained for! Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she's been missing in the big city? From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Clueless, Jem and the Holograms) comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn't end at death.
Humorous and timeless, this personal and poignant story of inherited identity will resonate with everyone, especially those who have experienced the trials and tribulations of Interfaith unions.
- Issue # TPB (28 days ago)
Did you know that Sidekick City and Riverdale share the same downtown area? Did you know they also share the same school buses, playgrounds and dry cleaners? Well, the Tiny Titans and Little Archie's gang didn't know, either! What would happen if suddenly their two worlds collided? Would Archie and his pals start wearing costumes? Would the Titans start wearing sweater sets? Talk about your crossover crisis! Join us for this historical event, as two of the most awesome 2-D teams ever meet for the first time! Aw yeah, Archie Titans!
Mia, Gauthier, Louka and Zouzou are inseparable. Like most teenagers, they’d much rather be playing video games or making music than doing their homework. Mia, the only girl in the group, doesn’t really seem to click with the other girls in her class. But as they grow up, her tight-knit friendship group will become more and more complicated as girl-boy relationships start to get interesting…
The comic book event of 2016! Love and Rockets is back as an all-new, ongoing comic book series (Vol. IV for those keeping track at home)! On Jaime's side: What do you do when none of your old punk friends want to be punk any more? And just who does the evil Princess Animus think she is? (Hint: She doesn't know, she has amnesia.) On Gilbert's side: Family drama takes center stage when a Fritz discovers a grandchild she didn't know existed! Old fans and new fans are sure to enjoy the most diverse cast of characters in comics, including Maggie, Hopey, Pipo, Fritz, Tonta, Baby, and many more! Plus other surprises! Grrrowl!
What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? Grant Snider's illustrations will motivate you to explore these questions, inspire you to come up with your own answers and, like all Gordian knots, prompt even more questions. Whether you are a professional artist or designer, a student pursuing a creative career, a person of faith, someone who likes walks on the beach, or a dreamer who sits on the front porch contemplating life, this collection of one- and two-page comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.
In 1955, Charles M. Schulz began a partnership with Dell Publishing, and for the first time, all-new Peanuts stories were created outside of Schulz’s daily comic strip. BOOM! Studios and the Charles M. Schulz Museum come together to collect these classic tales!
They say 'What you see is what you get!' but Kevin 'Boingthump' Phenicle could always see more than most people. In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he's a legend. Could he really get free long-distance calls by whistling into a pay phone? Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentally trigger the first computer virus? And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them? Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, Wizzywig is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator - his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond.
As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, she's haunted by her melancholic past: a lost love, a lost child. Friends and enemies live their lives around her, as trouble and dissent brews amongst them: an unseen social assailant spreads slander about Cleo, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. Elsewhere, Trilby deals with unsettled emotional and sexual issues, and keeping her secret habits hidden from everyone. And Audrey comes to the realization that, despite all her efforts, she always causes her friends distress, while Fern, a peculiar, deformed girl who lives in an isolated mansion in the bayous, begins to notice Cleo and her friends. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free.
In this introductory issue, Mike arrives in Albuquerque and attempts to get his bearings at a local coffee shop. He's greeted by some of the local folks, including a particularily friendly barista, and the conversation that ensues drops hints at the adventure to come.
The Archie Americana Series is a series of comic book trade paperbacks, published by Archie comics from the early 1990s to the present. The series attempts to present a history of Archie comics, with each book featuring significant stories from a specific decade, and featuring introductions by famous writers and celebrities. The series initially covered the entire span between the 40s and the 90s with stories showcasing some of the more significant stories from that decade.