Giant Days - John Allison

Staff Pick

John Allison is the single best writer of British teens trading witticisms on the US comics scene. Giant Days unites his formidable talents with artists Lissa Treiman and (later) Max Sarin, telling the tale of three college students. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince in sympathy, probably. Those who enjoy might appreciate Allison's earlier webcomic, "Bad Machinery."

Giant Days Vol. 1 By John Allison, Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608867899
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: BOOM! Box - December 1st, 2015

Giant Days Vol. 2 By John Allison, Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608868049
Availability: Backordered
Published: BOOM! Box - April 12th, 2016

Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Staff Pick
Today is March 29th, 2017, and as I'm writing this, Love Is Love has already raised over $165,000 in proceeds for those impacted by the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando last June. In the face of such darkness, a response like this is extraordinary. Within this comic book anthology, you'll find stories and artwork that are moving and beautiful. It is a profound tribute to those lost, those who survived, and those left behind to endure. Read it and remember love is love.
Love is Love By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781631409394
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: IDW Publishing - January 10th, 2017

Peplum - Blutch

Staff Pick

The Ancient Roman symbol of life’s precariousness was a butterfly balanced on a skull balanced on a wheel and the story of Peplum thoroughly proves it. Acclaimed French graphic novelist Blutch freely adapts Petronius Arbiter’s Satyricon (one of the first “novels” in recorded history) into a story full of stoicism and sloth, sex and death, whimsy and tragedy, all gorgeously rendered. A cold, starving youth takes a dead nobleman’s name and travels across the Empire encountering all manner of misadventures. Is it all a cosmic joke or an outcome entirely of his own making? You decide.

Peplum By Blutch, Edward Gauvin (Translated by) Cover Image
By Blutch, Edward Gauvin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590179833
Availability: Backordered
Published: New York Review Comics - April 19th, 2016