The Hive - Charles Burns

The Hive (Pantheon, $21.95) is the second graphic novel in Charles Burns’s trilogy about Doug, a man with a Tintin mask and a haunted past. In this volume, Doug sifts through his memories in an effort to recall the tragic event that shattered him—shattered him in both our world and in an alternative universe. Burns’s compelling style and gripping storytelling ensures a smooth landing for these narrative jumps between worlds, time periods, and dreams.
The Hive (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Charles Burns Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307907882
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - October 9th, 2012

Building Stories - Chris Ware

Touted as an instant classic, Chris Ware’s graphic novel Building Stories gives us a peek into the lives of the inhabitants of a Chicago apartment building (an old woman, a young amputee, a forever bickering couple) and their struggles to find meaning amid the isolation of modernity. Ware’s characters existentially writhe amid commonplace failures, mundane routines, and the crushing grip of loneliness. More akin to a puzzle box, Building Stories contains 14 distinct books, booklets, and pamphlets that, much like the trick of memory, are ordered and constructed as the reader sees fit. Ware exposes something utterly human through his meticulous documentation of the ordinary, and takes us so deep into his characters’ lives that it becomes impossible to separate their struggles from our own.
Building Stories (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Chris Ware Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375424335
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2012

The Eyes of the Cat -Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius

The Eyes of the Cat is the true first narrative collaboration between psycho-shamanistic storytellers Jodorowsky and Moebius, a project that ushered in an era of limitless surreal science fiction that their works helped inspire. The Eyes of the Cat is a simple yet beautiful story of a mystic figure who sends forth an eagle to help him procure a secret power. The story reads more like a children's book for adults, but the imagery is so powerful and captivating it will guide you on your own spiritual journey if you allow it.