Graphic Novels

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

In about the most elegant graphic novel—or any book—trailer you’ll ever see, Annie Goetzinger discusses her process in creating Girl in Dior (NBM), her evolution as an artist, and how she illustrated the well-known and often-photographed character who became “her Dior.” There’s French, there are the book’s magnificent spreads, there’s Satie. . . . So […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Petra Nordlund’s Prague Race

Webcomics Wednesday: Petra Nordlund’s Prague Race

This week’s Webcomics Wednesday is going to Finland . . . again. That’s where Petra Nordlund writes Prague Race, a macabre, manga-inspired fantasy. Spirited Leona is happy to finally be living in her own apartment with her adorable cat, Gabriele, and when she stumbles into a curiosity shop with her friend, Colin, she finds the […]

Book Trailer Thursday: I Was a Child

Bruce Eric Kaplan’s graphic memoir, I Was a Child (Penguin/Blue Rider), begins with the author’s birth in 1964, and covers his life through the death of both of his parents. Some of the highlights? TV and Cheez-Its. Michael Cart writes, “indeed, a quiet life, but a pleasantly diverting one, just like this memoir.”

Webcomics Wednesday: J. N. Wiedle’s Helvetica

Webcomics Wednesday: J. N. Wiedle’s Helvetica

Here at Booklist, we’re already gearing up for May, which in our book-cluttered halls means one thing: Mystery Month. I know it’s early, but I can’t help having detectives on the brain, so I will openly admit that I sought out a mystery webcomic for this week’s post, and I am delighted by my find. […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Evan Dahm’s Vattu

Webcomics Wednesday: Evan Dahm’s Vattu

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a purely engrossing epic fantasy, and Evan Dahm’s Vattu fits that bill. In the grassy expanse along a river, Dahm introduces the title character, Vattu, a young girl from a nomadic tribe who gets caught up in a dangerous game of imperial politics, religion, and revolution. Everything about Vattu’s birth is inauspicious—she’s born late […]

Publishing U: The Graphic Novel Pregame

Publishing U: The Graphic Novel Pregame

What You Can Do to Get Noticed by a Comics Publisher Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the ninth post of our Publishing U series, Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & Publicity Manager for Macmillan’s graphic novel imprint, First Second Books, outlines some of the […]

Book Trailer Thursday: March: Books One and Two

Though not a trailer, today’s timely video will no doubt generate interest in March: Book One and Book Two by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. In this clip from his Daily Show appearance earlier this week, Lewis talks to Jon Stewart about his experiences as a Freedom Rider 50 […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Jen Wang’s The White Snake

Webcomics Wednesday: Jen Wang’s The White Snake

I was utterly charmed by Jen Wang’s collaboration with Cory Doctorow, In Real Life (which is one of our Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth!), so I was delighted to hear about her most recent webcomic, The White Snake. This sparely illustrated and tantalizingly plotted story opens with an accident—or is it a murder? A zoo employee […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Jeff Smith’s Tuki
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Webcomics Wednesday: Jeff Smith’s Tuki

Today’s Webcomics Wednesday requires a little backstory. When I was newly graduated from my MA program and deeply exhausted by a year’s worth of intensive reading, I couldn’t sit through another book if someone paid me. (Someone does now! Mission accomplished!) Except for comics, that is, and that’s when I first read Jeff Smith’s Bone, the comic that made […]

Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive
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Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive

This post first appeared Thursday, February 5, on American Libraries’ The Scoop. Black History Illustrated Need to refresh your Black History Month offerings? Here are some graphic novels, both fiction and nonfiction, that address black history in dynamic, engaging ways. Follow the links to read full reviews on Booklist Online. Adult Books Darkroom: A Memoir in Black […]