And Who’s on first. Never realized there were so many jokes to be made with Richard McGuire’s masterful graphic novel Here. It’s the only gn to make the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2015, which is a little disappointing, especially since Here came out in last 2014, but there weren’t too many GNs that broached the larger cultural consciousness in the way the NYT recognizes. Here is a great book, however, and certainly notable. Begun as a short story in RAW, it’s a full length expansion of his idea on time and space, as one particular plot of land is seen as a prism for history from the age of dinosaurs to the far future.
§ As long as we’re best booking, Horn Book has listed it’s best books of 2015 and a few comics made it. horn Book specializes in kids and ya books, hence the focus of this list:
Written and Drawn by Henrietta written and illustrated by Liniers (TOON)
Sunny Side Up written by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, illustrated by Matthew Holm, color by Lark Pien (Graphix/Scholastic)
March: Book Two written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions)
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