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Graphic novels: literary & memoirs

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920London

920London

Author: Remy Boydell, Remy Boydell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

North of London, 2005. A doomed romance between an emo kid and a scene kid. More than friends, less than lovers, they're trying to grow shrooms before the world ends. Send help. Solo graphic novel debut from REMY BOYDELL (THE PERVERT), fully painted in watercolor.

All-Action Classics: Tom Sawyer

All-Action Classics: Tom Sawyer

Author: B. Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

An exciting approach to the classics: vibrant, appealing graphic novels that bring beloved stories to a new generation of kids. With its lively, fun narrative and irrepressible hero, Tom Sawyer is tailor-made for the graphic novel form. Just imagine such classic moments as Tom and Becky in the bat-filled cave or the hilarious fence-painting incident captured in bright and atmospheric images. The stunning art endows each character with personality and each scene with movement and energy. Every frame is filled with such breathtaking detail--from the buildings to the carefully created backgrounds--that readers will feel as if they could step right into Twain's wonderful world.

All-Action Classics: The Odyssey

All-Action Classics: The Odyssey

Author: B. Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

An exciting approach to the classics: vibrant, appealing graphic novels that bring beloved stories to a new generation of kids. Shipwrecks, angry gods, magical lands, beautiful nymphs, and siren songs: this vivid retelling of Homer's legendary Greek epic follows Odysseus on his long, arduous journey home from Ithaca after the fall of Troy. Done in comic-book style, it features the highest-energy kid-grabbing details and plot twists, all dramatized in brilliant, action-packed images. It's the perfect way to introduce kids and fans of graphic novels to one of literature's great works.

The Phantom the complete dailies volume 18: 1962-1964

The Phantom the complete dailies volume 18: 1962-1964

Author: Lee Falk, Sy Barry Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2020

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the granddaddy of all costumed superheroes, The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Sy Barry. The strip hit the funny pages of newspapers well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances and has been acknowledged as an influence on every masked man of mystery since. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books - it has frequently been copied but never equaled. This exciting 18th volume continues the SY BARRY YEARS! Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you four complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: The Mysterious Ambassador, The Mystery of the Island of Dogs, The Drummer of Timpenni, The Reef, and The Adventures of Lucy Cary. Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.

Grateful Dead Origins

Grateful Dead Origins

Author: Chris Miskiewicz, The Grateful Dead, Noah Van Sciver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2020

The Grateful Dead are one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time, but every story has a start. The Grateful Dead Origins takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, and their transition from being a bar cover band to one of the greatest sounds in history. The Grateful Dead Origins showcases the beginning of the band through the early 1960's San Francisco Haight Ashbury era, becoming the house band for the Ken Kesey's psychedelic acid tests, while telling a personal tale of the highs and lows of the tightly knit community that would grow around them, culminating at their historic performance at Woodstock, just one more show on their legendary road trip that would soon follow... This official Graphic Novel will also feature an accompanying album of rare Grateful Dead music.

Flake

Flake

Author: Matthew Dooley Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A stunning first graphic novel by a Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition winner - a tale of a skirmish in the ice-cream wars that is worthy of Alan Bennett In the small seaside town of Dobbiston, Howard sells ice creams from his van, just like his father before him. But when he notices a downturn in trade, he soon realises its cause: Tony Augustus, Howard's half-brother, whose ice-cream empire is expanding all over the North-West... Flake, Matthew Dooley's debut graphic novel, tells of how this epic battle turns out, and how Howard - helped by the Dobbiston Mountain Rescue team - overcomes every obstacle and triumphs in the end.

The End Of Summer

The End Of Summer

Author: Tillie Walden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Siberian Haiku

Siberian Haiku

Author: Jurga Vile, Lina Itagaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

One morning in June 1941, a quiet village in Central Lithuania is shaken out of its slumber by the sudden arrival of the Soviet Army. Eight-year-old Algiukas awakes to the sound of Russian soldiers pounding on the door. His family are given ten minutes to pack up their things. They are not told where they're going or for how long. An airless freight train carries them from the fertile lands of rural Lithuania to the snowy plains of the Siberian taiga. There, in the distant, dismal North, they begin a life marked by endless hunger and unrelenting cold. And yet the darkness of exile is lightened, for Algiukas, by flights of imagination. This curious, brave and adaptable child transforms hardship into adventure. Drawing on her father's exile in Siberia, writer Jurga Vile brings to light a neglected, even suppressed, episode from the history of the Soviet Union. Beautifully drawn by Lina Itagaki, Siberian Haiku uses the child's perspective to tell an unforgettable story of courage and human endurance.

Big Black: Stand at Attica

Big Black: Stand at Attica

Author: Frank Big Black Smith, Jared Reinmuth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

FOUR DAYS IN 1971 CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN HISTORY. THIS IS THE TRUE STORY FROM THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL. In the summer of 1971, the New York's Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America - abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they've had enough - and revolt against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. Frank Big Black Smith finds himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seems to be negotiating with ambitious Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovers there may be no hope in finding a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica. Written by Jared Reinmuth and Frank Big Black Smith himself, adapted and illustrated by Ameziane, Big Black: Stand At Attica is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.

Cowboy

Cowboy

Author: Rikke Villadsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2020

Barking

Barking

Author: Lucy Sullivan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Barking is everything comics should strive to be . . . a powerful and haunting metaphor for mental health, and the human condition, that you'll never forget' Jeff Lemire Alix Otto is having a very bad day. Easily her worst so far. A year since they fished her friend's body from the river, she finds herself hounded, haunted and driven to the brink. Caught in a situation she can't explain, Alix is handed over to the professionals and sectioned, left alone in a labyrinthine system with her delusions running wild... Barking is a tale of grief, madness and the ghosts that haunt us.

The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I

The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I

Author: Reimena Yee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Set in seventeenth-century Istanbul, The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Vol I is a beautifully drawn meditation on love, home, faith and loss. It tells the story of Zeynel, an ordinary man surrounded by the extraordinary - his life, his death, and the aftermath of his transformation into a vampire. Born into an esteemed family of scholars, the young Zeynel meets Ayse, an Anatolian girl from a tiny village, who harbours big dreams. Where he is insecure and pressured to live up to the expectations of other people, she is sure of herself and knows exactly how to achieve what she wants. Perhaps there is more to their meeting than just chance. Twenty-five years later, Ayse is a successful businesswoman, and Zeynel her contented husband. But on a trip one evening, he plays Good Samaritan to a mysterious traveller, who turns out to be his undoing... Forced into unfortunate circumstances he must learn to reconcile himself with his curse and make sacrifices to protect the people he loves, even if that means letting go of the things he holds most dear.