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SPECIAL FEATURES: Literary Graphic Novels


Safe area Gorazde book Safe area Gorazde
In the wake of his acclaimed Palestine, Joe Sacco spent four months in Bosnia in 1995-1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war; Sacco spent four weeks in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water.

Sacco, Joe.
949.742 SACCO
A.D. : New Orleans after the deluge book A.D. : New Orleans after the deluge
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a masterful portrait of a city under siege. Cartoonist Josh Neufeld depicts seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.

Neufeld, Josh.
976.335 NEUFELD
Fun home : a family tragicomic book Fun home : a family tragicomic
Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert, an obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, she finds out, is involved with male students and a family babysitter. Through a narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father.

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
BIO BECHDEL BECHDEL
Maus : a survivor's tale book Maus : a survivor's tale
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits.

Spiegelman, Art.
BIO SPIEGEL SPIEGEL
Epileptic book Epileptic
Hailed by The Comics Journal as one of Europe's most important and innovative comics artists, David B. has created a masterpiece in Epileptic, his stunning and emotionally resonant autobiography about growing up with an epileptic brother.

B., David, 1959-
FIC B
Daytripper book Daytripper
What are the most important days of your life? Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Brás de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER peers in at a completely different moment in his life. Moon and Bá tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence – from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between.

Moon, Fa?bio.
FIC MOON
Blankets : an illustrated novel book Blankets : an illustrated novel
Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work.

Thompson, Craig, 1975-
FIC THOMPSO
Persepolis Teen Book Persepolis
An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-
TEEN 955.054 SATRAPI
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