Summer is here, so they tell us, and soon you’ll be hitting the beach with a cute tankini, some suntan lotion and maybe a big graphic novel to dive into. Well Drawn & Quarterly just made that a lot easier with a 40% off online sale that runs until MOnday, May 29. (If you’re lucky enough to be able to shop at their Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, books are 25% off.
I probably don’t need to tell you that D&Q publishes some of the most amazing graphic novels of our times, but here are a few summer reading suggestions:
• Boundless by Jillian Tamaki– This short story collection is the Raymond Caver/Alice Munro for our times.
• One! Hundred! Demons by Lynda Barry. One of the greatest GNs of all time, a revelatory look at childhood that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. OR The Good Times Are Killing Me, Barry’s award-winning words only novella that examines issues of race and identity. This is seriously some of the best stuff ever by one of our greats.
• Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-sik Hong A delightful narrative about a couple that go to live on an isolated mountain and what they learn about life and each other. This is a sleeper but well worth your time!
• Or Hostage by Guy Delisle, anything by Shigeru Mizuki, and so on and so on. These are all the kind of complex, deep books that will keep you busy through a whole vacation.
Happy Summer and Happy reading!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.