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Comics? Educational?!? : Forthcoming Graphic Novels Based on True Stories!

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Comics might just be the perfect medium for non-fiction. Words and pictures can combine with a narrative to allow for better communication. Graphs, photos, maps, schematics… all can be used to great effect. Couple this with the reader’s ability to set the pace of reading and comprehension, and the option of referring to previous pages and it makes for a near-perfect instructional medium.

Oh, and it’s comics! It’s so easy to get kids to read a comic book!

Recently and in upcoming months, there will be a wide variety of non-fiction graphic novels hitting shelves!

Lots of biographies! Some very famous, some not so, but all intriguing! And Memoirs!

History! Like how the CIA F’d up big time in Iran (the first time). Or the mystery behind a famous photograph!

Media studies! Movies! Music! “Narrative Journalism”! “Based On A True Story”!

Most by talented cartoonists! We’ve come a long way from this!

The most intriguing aspect of all this? Not that mainstream and small press publishers are publishing graphic novels far outside the normal fantastic and literary tropes. What’s interesting is that the major publishers, the “Big Five”, have a variety of GNs coming from a variety of imprints. Sure, First Second at Macmillan has a stellar list of titles, many destined for future accolades. It’s the other Macmillan imprints which are selling titles… Thomas Dunne (? had to look them up…part of St. Martins), Metropolitan (part of Henry Holt), St. Martins, Hill & Wang! Random House has been doing this for a few years, as their literary imprints, which run independent of each other, have been promoting the occasional graphic novel. (Pantheon, featured below, launched a graphic novel imprint over a decade ago, godfathered by Chip Kidd.)


Click on the bold titles for the Edelweiss page, which will contain more information, including more sample pages!


JKP’s March 2016 Titles Singing Dragon
The Embroidered Cancer Comic
Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 21, 2016
$12.95 USD, £7.99 GBP, Discount Code: TR
32 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.7 in W | 9.1 in H
9781848192898, 1848192894

Contributor Bio:

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin is a textile artist and illustrator and her work has been shown throughout North America. Her husband has been through treatment for prostate cancer, and The Embroidered Cancer Comic is based on their experiences. Elizabeth lives in British Columbia, Canada. Visit her website at www.stitchingforsocialchange.ca.

Summary: ‘Come to bed with me?’
‘Huh? No, I’d rather read this book about cancer…’

As soon as Bob was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, he and his wife Elizabeth started making cancer jokes to take the edge off of an otherwise awful situation. A lot of those jokes were about sex. Here, textile artist Elizabeth Shefrin has picked up a needle and thread to share those intimate jokes, revealing how they helped her and her husband to process the realities of cancer treatment.

Giving lightness and humour to a rarely discussed topic, this unpretentious and wry embroidered comic will create awareness and discourse around a taboo topic, resonating with others in similar situations and reassuring us that it’s ok to laugh.


Consortium Spring 2016 Adult Catalog Two Dollar Radio
Daniel Johnston
Ricardo Cavolo, Scott McClanahan

FRONTLIST
July 5, 2016, Ship Date: June 13, 2016
$16.99 USD, $21.50 CAD, Discount Code: Trade Paper
112 pages
Announced 1st Print: 7.5K
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7.5 in W | 9.5 in H
9781937512453, 1937512452

Contributor Bio:

Ricardo Cavolo: Ricardo Cavolo is a world-renowned Spanish artist whose artwork has been on display everywhere from Moscow to Montreal. He has completed artwork for Absolut Vodka, the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Urban Outfitters (France, Germany, England), Nike, FC Barcelona, and Fox Sports Mexico.

Scott McClanahan: Scott McClanahan is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Crapalachia, Hill William, and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan: Volume 1. The Washington Post has called McClanahan’s work “the genuine article.”

Summary:

“[Ricardo Cavolo’s] bright and bold creations depict misfit characters in Frida Kahlo-esque folk art tones and bring ’em into a contemporary context with cool details like glasses, tattoos, bikes and dope shoes.” —Huck Magazine

“[Scott McClanahan is] the Poet Laureate of Real America.” —The Millions

Long a fan of Daniel Johnston—”one of the best-loved songwriters in the alternative rock universe”—internationally acclaimed artist Ricardo Cavolo illustrates Johnston’s colorful life, from his humble beginnings as a carnival employee to folk musician in Austin, his rise from underground sensation to MTV popularity, and his persistent struggle with the personal demons that plague him.

McClanahan’s accompanying text brings the author’s unique zeal to Johnston’s tale, supporting Cavolo’s rich artwork to realize an irresistible, readable, and striking book.

Ricardo Cavolo is a world-renowned Spanish artist whose artwork has been on display everywhere from Moscow to Montreal. He has completed artwork for Absolut Vodka, the Glastonbury Festival (United Kingdom), Urban Outfitters (France, Germany, England), Nike, FC Barcelona, and Fox Sports Mexico.

Scott McClanahan is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Crapalachia, Hill William, and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan: Volume 1. The Washington Post has called McClanahan’s work “the genuine article.”


Consortium Spring 2016 Adult Catalog  Uncivilized Books
Rules For Dating My Daughter : Cartoon Dispatches From the Front-lines of Modern Fatherhood
Mike Dawson

FRONTLIST
May 10, 2016, Ship Date: April 18, 2016
$15.95 USD, $19.99 CAD, Discount Code: Trade Paper
160 pages
B&W illustrations
Announced 1st Print: 2K
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6 in W | 9 in H
9781941250112, 1941250114

Contributor Bio:

Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody a memoir of his childhood obsession with Queen, Troop 142, a sordid tale of a New Jersey Boy Scout troop away on a weeklong Summer camping trip, and Angie Bongiolatti, a story about sex, socialism, and Online Learning in post 9/11 New York City.

Currently Mike is the host of TCJ Talkies, Book Club podcast at The Comics Journal, where cartoonists come on to discuss graphic novels they’ve read.

He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Summary:

In Rules for Dating My Daughter, Mike Dawson uses visual storytelling to offer original, compelling, and funny commentary on fatherhood, gun rights, the gender of toys, and staying sane in a world where school shootings and Disney princesses get equal billing. Rules is the perfect guide to today’s vexing mediascape.

Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody, Troop 142, and Angie Bongiolatti. Mike is the host of TCJ Talkies and the Book Club podcast at The Comics Journal. He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.


Consortium Spring 2016 Adult Catalog  Nobrow Ltd
Einstein
Corinne Maier, Anne Simon

FRONTLIST
July 12, 2016, Ship Date: June 20, 2016
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 6 And Up
$19.95 USD, $24.99 CAD, Discount Code: Hardcover
72 pages
Color illustrations throughout
Announced 1st Print: 4K
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
8.9 in W | 11.9 in H
9781910620014, 1910620017

Contributor Bio:

Anne Simon was born in 1980 in France. She studied in the Beaux-Arts in Angoulême, and then in the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, one of the most prestigious art schools in France. In 2004, she received the “New Talent” prize at the Angoulême festival, and she released her first comic book “Persephone in the Underworld” in 2006.

Corinne Maier was born in 1963 in Geneva. As a writer, economist, historian and psychoanalyst, she has produced around 15 non-fiction books on subjects like psychoanalysis, society, history and humor. Her books are bestsellers in her native France and some (such as Hello Laziness) have been translated into several languages.

Summary:

The third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon’s collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of some of the most influential figures in modern history lands its spotlight upon Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the twentieth century.

You’ve probably heard of him, but you’ve never seen him like this!

Anne Simon was born in 1980 in France. She studied in the Beaux-Arts in Angoulême, and then in the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, one of the most prestigious art schools in France. In 2004, she received the “New Talent” prize at the Angoulême festival, and she released her first comic book Persephone in the Underworld in 2006.

Corinne Maier was born in 1963 in Geneva. As a writer, economist, historian, and psychoanalyst, she has produced around fifteen non-fiction books on subjects like psychoanalysis, society, history, and humor. Her books are bestsellers in her native France and some (such as Hello Laziness) have been translated into several languages.


Consortium Spring 2016 Adult Catalog  AK Press
Len, A Lawyer in History : A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass
Seth Tobocman, Paul Buhle, Michael Steven SmitH

FRONTLIST
July 12, 2016, Ship Date: June 20, 2016
$19.00 USD, $23.99 CAD, Discount Code: Trade Paper
200 pages
B&W illustrations
Announced 1st Print: 7K
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7 in W | 9 in H
9781849352406, 1849352402

Contributor Bio:

Paul Buhle: Paul Buhle, author of over 35 books, is one of the best-known radical historians in the United States.

Summary:

“I would say he was the best courtroom lawyer I’ve known in my lifetime, and I’ve known a lot of them.”—Tom Hayden

“He wasn’t drawn to making money. He was drawn to defending justice. He felt in many cases he was representing one person standing against the state. He was on the side of the underdog.”—Daniel Ellsberg

For half a century, criminal defense lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended a who’s who of the twentieth-century left in some of America’s most spectacular trials. “The typical call I get is one that starts by saying, ‘You’re the fifth attorney we’ve called,'” he once said. “Then I get interested.” Those calls came from the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, among many others.

In a field dominated by egomaniacs, Weinglass was known for his humility, his common touch, his ability to work collectively, his kindness, and his attention to detail. This long-overdue biography captures the vibrant life and inspiring legacy of an American iconoclast.

Seth Tobocman is an author/illustrator and one of the founding editors of World War 3 Illustrated.

Paul Buhle is the editor of a dozen comic art books along with many scholarly works, including the authorized biography of C.L.R. James.

Michael Steven Smith the executors of Leonard Weinglass’s estate and co-editor of Imagine: Living In a Socialist USA.


ABRAMS Spring 2016 Adult SelfMadeHero
An Olympic Dream : The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar
Reinhard Kleist

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 12, 2016
$22.95 USD, $27.95 CAD, Discount Code: ADS
152 pages
black-and-white illustrations throughout
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.5 in W | 9.5 in H
9781910593097, 1910593095

Contributor Bio:

Reinhard Kleist is a renowned artist and graphic novelist. The Boxer, his depiction of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft, was nominated for an Ignatz Award and made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. His acclaimed biography Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness was nominated for an Eisner Award. Kleist lives in Germany.

Summary:

The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn’t know then was what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Omar’s second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe. By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future.


ABRAMS Spring 2016 Adult SelfMadeHero
Agatha : The Real Life of Agatha Christie
Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau, Alexandre Franc

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: May 10, 2016
$19.95 USD, $23.95 CAD, Discount Code: ADS
128 pages
color illustrations throughout
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.5 in W | 9.5 in H
9781910593110, 1910593117

Contributor Bio:

Anne Martinetti is editorial director at Les éditions du Masque. She teaches the translation of detective novels at the Institut Charles V. Martinetti lives in Paris.

Guillaume Lebeau is the award-winning author of 15 books, novels, and graphic novels, including a biography of Stieg Larsson. He lives in France.

Alexandre Franc is a comics artist and an illustrator. He is the author of numerous educational books and comics for children. He lives in France.

Summary:

The life of Agatha Christie was as mysterious and eventful as her fiction. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel traces the life of the Queen of Whodunnit from her childhood in Torquay, England, through a career filled with success, mischief, and adventure, to her later years as Dame Agatha. Revealing a side to Christie that will surprise and delight many readers, Agatha introduces us to a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel, and surfing. Centering around an episode in 1926 when Christie staged her own disappearance, Agatha is an intriguing, entertaining, and funny exploration of the 20th century’s best-loved crime novelist.


ABRAMS Spring 2016 Adult SelfMadeHero
Munch
Steffen Kverneland

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: May 10, 2016
$24.95 USD, $29.95 CAD, Discount Code: ADS
280 pages
color illustrations throughout
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7.5 in W | 9.5 in H
9781910593127, 1910593125

Contributor Bio:

Steffen Kverneland is an award-winning comics artist. He is the author of biographies of Henrik Ibsen and Olaf Gulbransson, among many other books. He lives in Norway.

Summary:

In Munch, writer and artist Steffen Kverneland brings the story of one of the world’s most influential painters to vivid life. This extraordinary, inventive graphic novel uses text drawn exclusively from the quotes of Edvard Munch and his contemporaries. Filled with authenticity and life, Munch debunks the familiar myth of the half-mad expressionist painter—anguished, starving, and ill-treated—and draws out his neglected sense of humor and optimism. Born out of a lifelong fascination with Munch’s life and work, Kverneland’s seven-year project is a landmark of graphic biography and the funniest, most entertaining portrait yet of a complex man and the pioneering artist behind The Scream.


Random House Adult Green, Spring 2016 Seven Stories Press
Bernie
Ted Rall

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 19, 2016
$16.95 USD, $21.95 CAD
192 pages
FULL-COLOR COMICS
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
5 in W | 7 in H | 0.8 lb Wt
9781609806989, 1609806980

Contributor Bio:

Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, TED RALL is a political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. He is the illustrator of the full-length comic in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast, and the author and illustrator of the graphic biography, Snowden.

Author Residence: East Hampton, NY

Author Hometown: Dayton, OH

Summary: The only graphic biography of the Presidential contender out in time for the Democratic debates, and created by an award-winning political cartoonist.

Bernie Sanders puzzles the establishment. A self-identified socialist, long affiliated with neither the Democratic no Republican parties, from the tiny state of Vermont, Sanders has been relentlessly marginalized and ridiculed by the national political power brokers and the media that supports them.

And yet here he is, barely a month into his campaign against the “inevitable” Hillary Rodham Clinton, and he is already posting a credible threat to her in Iowa and New Hampshire, the two first, very important, primary contests. Not to mention, he’s doing it on a shoestring budget.

Who is Bernie Sanders? What accounts for his seemingly overnight rise from marginal figure to national player?

The Sanders story is about the credibility that, ironically, derives from years of marginalization. As progressives and liberals who once formed the base of the Democratic Party look for an alternative to Clinton’s corporate-friendly, war-mongering policies, Sanders is perfectly positioned to step into the vacuum.

Ted Rall’s Bernie explores the personal and political development of a man who threatens to shake up the 2016 presidential campaign, redefine the left wing of the Democratic Party, and, win or lose, set a new benchmark for a revived progressivism within a party that has rejected it for half a century.


Macmillan All Titles Spring/Summer 2016 Thomas Dunne Books
Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life : Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer, and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives
Liesa Mignogna

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$25.99 USD, $29.99 CAD
304 pages
Includes 6 illustrations
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
5.5 in W | 8.3 in H
9781250043924, 1250043921

Contributor Bio: By day, LIESA MIGNOGNA is VP, Editorial Director of Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Books, where she edits novels for teens and tweens including the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. By night, Liesa is a passionate comics fan and lover of all things Batman. Liesa lives in New Jersey with her photographer husband and their son, whose first word was “Bat.”

Summary: As broad as our growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep, as this anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna, the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse, and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it’s her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with The Dark Knight over the years, as she struggled to coexist with the supervillains in her own family, that birthed this collection.

Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies a stellar and phenomenally accessible anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills.

Contributors include New York Times bestsellers Christopher Golden, Leigh Bardugo, Brad Meltzer, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Vaughn, Jodi Picoult, and Jamie Ford, as well as award-winners and mainstays like Joe R. Lansdale, Austin Grossman, and Ron Currie, Jr. among many others. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life is sure to follow in the footsteps of Grant Morrison’s Supergods as its authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defenders to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future.


IPG Aquarium & Zoo Fall 2015 Myriad Editions
Science Tales : Lies, Hoaxes and Scams
Darryl Cunningham

FRONTLIST
September 1, 2015, Ship Date: September 1, 2015
$19.95 USD, $23.95 CAD, Discount Code: LON
208 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6 in W | 8.3 in H
9781908434364, 1908434368

Contributor Bio:

Darryl Cunningham is a prolific cartoonist and a former health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward. His is also the author of Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy.

Summary:

A graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Cunningham’s essays explode the lies, hoaxes, and scams of popular science, debunking media myths and decoding some of today’s most fiercely-debated issues: climate change, electroconvulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution, science denialism, and, new for this edition, fracking. Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham’s clear narrative, graphic lines, and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease.


ABRAMS Fall 2015 Adult SelfMadeHero
Hysteria : Graphic Freud Series
Richard Appignanesi, Oscar Zarate

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: November 10, 2015
$24.95 USD, $29.95 CAD
168 pages
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.9 in W | 9.5 in H | 0.6 in T | 1.1 lb Wt
9781906838997, 1906838992

Contributor Bio:

Oscar Zarate is an award-winning graphic novelist. His books include A Small Killing (with Alan Moore), It’s Dark in London, and The Park. He lives in London.

Richard Appignanesi originated the For Beginners… series. His own bestselling titles for that series include Freud and Existentialism, both illustrated by Oscar Zarate. He also edited the Manga Shakespeare series. He lives in London.

Summary:

Hysteria is a graphic novel account of the first steps, errors, and frustrations of Sigmund Freud’s career, which would lead to the foundation of a revolutionary new clinical therapy: psychoanalysis. The book traces Freud’s early training in neurological research and medicine; the crucial turning-point of his studies with Jean-Martin Charcot at La Salpêtrière; and his establishment of a therapeutic practice in Vienna.

Perfectly matching text and illustrations, Hysteria recounts Freud’s interest in his colleague Josef Breuer’s “Anna O” case study, as well as giving an account of his own case histories of hysteria, particularly the treatment of Fräulein Elisabeth von R. The studies brought to life in this authoritative, beautifully illustrated graphic novel are collected in Freud and Breuer’s co-authored Studies in Hysteria, which marked the birth of psychoanalysis.


ABRAMS Fall 2015 Adult SelfMadeHero
Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film
Edward Ross

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: November 3, 2015
$24.95 USD, $29.95 CAD
192 pages
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.8 in W | 9.5 in H | 0.6 in T | 1.2 lb Wt
9781910593035, 1910593036

Contributor Bio:

Edward Ross is a comic book artist, writer, and illustrator. Working alongside Dr. James Hall, he has created many science-themed comics for universities, museums, charities, and research bodies. Ross is a film studies graduate and regularly leads workshops in comic book creation. He lives in Edinburgh.

Summary:

Cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favorite movies. In Filmish, Ross’s cartoon alter ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme—the body, architecture, language—and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Tripto the Moon to Top Gun. Like other bestselling nonfiction graphic novels such as Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, Filmish tackles serious issues—sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda—with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.


Consortium Fall 2015 Adult Catalog  Curbside Splendor Publishing
Kedzie Avenue : Stories Drawn from a City Street
Darryl Holliday, Jamie Hibdon, E.N. Rodriguez

FRONTLIST
September 13, 2016, Ship Date: August 22, 2016
Ages 15 And Up, Grades 9 And Up
$16.95 USD, $20.99 CAD, Discount Code: Trade Paper
350 pages
Color illustrations throughout
Announced 1st Print: 5K
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
8.3 in W | 11.5 in H
9781940430591, 1940430593

Contributor Bio:

Darryl Holliday is a reporter, nonfiction writer and photographer living in Chicago.

Jamie Hibdon is a cartoonist living in Chicago. When not working with the Illustrated Press, his work can be found in his ongoing anthology, Lingua Franca Comics.

E. N. Rodriguez is an artist and graphic designer for the Chicago Tribune.

Summary:

Kedzie Avenue is an expansive look at everyday life on a single street in twenty-first century Chicago. Drawing on a year’s worth of reporting and interviews with a wide range of Chicagoans, the book weaves personal narrative, journalistic reportage, and frame-by-frame illustration into a complex portrait of an American city.


Random House Adult Green, Fall 2015 Omni Seven Stories Press
Snowden
Ted Rall

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 25, 2015
$16.95 USD, $16.95 CAD
224 pages
FULL-COLOR THROUGHOUT
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
5 in W | 7 in H | 0.8 in T | 0.6 lb Wt
9781609806354, 1609806352

Contributor Bio:

Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, TED RALL is a political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. He is the illustrator of the full-length comic in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast.

Author Residence: Long Island, NY

Author Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Summary: As many as 1.4 million citizens with security clearance saw some or all of the same documents revealed by Edward Snowden. Why did he, and no one else, decide to step forward and take on the risks associated with becoming a whistleblower and then a fugitive? Rall delves into Snowden’s early life and work experience, his personality, and the larger issues of privacy, new surveillance technologies, and the recent history of government intrusion. Rall describes Snowden’s political vision and hopes for the future. In a way, the book tells two stories: Snowden’s and a larger one that describes all of us on the threshold of tremendous technological upheaval and political change.

Snowden is a portrait of a brave young man standing up to the most powerful government in the world and, if not winning, at least reaching a stand-off, and in this way is an incitation to us all to measure our courage and listen to our consciences in asking ourselves what we might have done in his shoes.


Macmillan Adult Only Winter 2016 St. Martin’s Press
Rosalie Lightning : A Graphic Memoir
Tom Hart

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: January 12, 2016
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
272 pages
Includes black-and-white drawings throughout
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7.5 in W | 9.1 in H
9781250049940, 1250049946

Contributor Bio: Tom Hart is a critically acclaimed Eisner-nominated cartoonist and the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. He is the creator of Daddy Lightning, and the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books. The Collected Hutch Owen was nominated for best graphic novel in 2000. He won a Xeric Grant for self-publishing cartoonists. He teaches sequential art at the University of Florida and taught at NYC’s School of Visual Arts for 10 years.

Summary: ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family’s journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife’s on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie’s death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.

Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father’s undying love.


Random House Adult Green, Fall 2015 Omni Verso
Red Rosa : A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
Kate Evans, Paul Buhle

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: November 3, 2015
$16.95 USD, $21.95 CAD
224 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7 in W | 9.9 in H | 0.7 in T | 1.4 lb Wt
9781784780999, 1784780995

Contributor Bio:

Paul Buhle, formerly a Senior Lecturer at Brown University, produces radical comics and is a recipient of an Eisner Award, the comics industry’s Oscars. He founded the SDS journal Radical America and the archive Oral History of the American Left and, with Mari Jo Buhle, is coeditor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left. He lives in Madison.

Kate Evans is a cartoonist, artist, and activist. She is the author of numerous books and zines including Bump: How to Make, Grow and Birth a Baby and Funny Weather: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out.

Author Residence: Madison, WI (Buhle)

Kate Evans is a radical cartoonist, artist, author, and activist. She draws a weekly strip for The Morning Star (UK) and feature-length cartoons in The Spark magazine. She is the author of numerous books, comics and zines including Funny Weather: Everything you Didn’t Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out, and The Food of Love.

Illustrator Residence: UK

Summary: A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg

A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. To Marx’s biographer Franz Mehring, no one came as close to the towering intellect of Marx himself. But she was much more than just a thinker. She made herself heard in a world inimical to the voices of strong-willed women. She overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life – her many friendships, her sexual intimacies, and her love of science, nature and art.

Always opposed to the First World War, when others on the German left were swept up on a tide of nationalism, she was imprisoned and murdered in 1919 fighting for a revolution she knew to be doomed.

Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg’s ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life.


Macmillan Adult Only Fall 2015 Metropolitan Books
The Arab of the Future : A Graphic Memoir
Riad Sattouf

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: October 20, 2015
$26.00 USD, $29.99 CAD
160 pages
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.5 in W | 9.2 in H | 0.7 in T | 1.1 lb Wt
9781627793445, 1627793445

Contributor Bio: Riad Sattouf is a best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria, Libya, and Algeria, and now lives in Paris. The author of four comics series in France and a weekly column in the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, Sattouf also directed the films The French Kissers and Jacky in the Women’s Kingdom. The Arab of the Future is his first work to appear in English.

Summary: In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi’s Libya, and Assad’s Syria–but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.
Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult… Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace.
Brimming with life and dark humor, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis.


Macmillan Gift Books Catalog 2015-2016 Bloomsbury USA
Democracy
Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa, Annie Di Donna

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: September 15, 2015
$27.00 USD, $32.00 CAD
240 pages
Colour
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
6.7 in W | 9.3 in H | 0.6 in T | 1.3 lb Wt
Honors:
9781608197194, 1608197190

Contributor Bio: Alecos Papadatos has worked as a film animator, director, and storyboarder, and creates cover art for books and periodicals. He spent 5 years drawing Logicomix, which became an international phenomenon. He lives in Athens, Greece.

Abraham Kawa is a writer and cultural studies theorist in Greece. His academic work focuses on graphic novels, cinema, and genre fiction.

Annie Di Donna has been an animator on many international productions. She works as an art director and colorist for graphic novels.

Summary: From the team behind the international phenomenon Logicomix—which was on the New York Times bestseller list for ten weeks, won numerous international prizes, and to date has been sold into more than twenty-five languages—comes a new graphic novel, Democracy, written and illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and in collaboration with Abraham Kawa.

Democracy opens in 490 B.C., when Athens is at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow’s battle against a far mightier enemy. Leander begins to recount his own life, bearing direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the birth of a new political system. The story that emerges, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy, is crammed with extraordinary characters and tells in incident and vivid detail how this greatest of civic inventions came about. We see that democracy was born through a combination of chance and historical contingency—but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of highly talented and driven individuals.


W.W. Norton and Affiliates – Summer 2015 Combined Fantagraphics
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 3 : 1983-1984
Ed Piskor

FRONTLIST
August 8, 2015
$27.99 USD, Discount Code: LONG
112 pages
Full-color illustrations throughout
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
Series: Hip Hop Family Tree
9.3 in W | 13.3 in H | 0.6 in T | 1.2 lb Wt
9781606998489, 160699848X

Contributor Bio:

Ed Piskor (1982) is an alternative cartoonist living and drawing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a former student of the Kubert School and is best known for his artistic collaboration with underground comics pioneers Harvey Pekar, his graphic novel Wizzywig, and his blockbuster series Hip Hop Family Tree. Piskor is revered for his combination of golden age drawing style and smart storytelling. The Washington Post once said that “Piskor is able to render a world that resonates as truth.” Currently, he is knee deep in drawing the next book in the Hip Hop Family Tree five-volume series.

Summary: Ed Piskor’s acclaimed graphic novel series continues! Book 3 highlights Run DMC’s rise to fame and introduces unassailable acts like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Slick Rick, and Doug E Fresh. The Beastie Boys become a rap group. Rick Rubin meets Russell Simmons to form Def Jam. The famous TV pilot to the dance show Graffiti Rock and the documentaries Style Wars and Breakin’ and Enterin’ are all highlighted in this comprehensive volume spanning 1983-1984. Ed Piskor continues to deliver the goods in this comprehensive history of hip hop.


Macmillan Gift Books Catalog 2015-2016 First Second
Omaha Beach on D-Day : June 6, 1944 with One of the World’s Iconic Photographers
Jean-David Morvan, Séverine Tréfouël, Dominique Be…

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: October 20, 2015
$24.99 USD, $28.99 CAD
100 pages
Black-and-white illustrations and color photographs. Includes gatefold.
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
11.2 in W | 7.2 in H | 0.5 in T | 1.2 lb Wt
9781626722835, 1626722838

Contributor Bio: Born in Reims, France, Jean-David Morvan has become a noted French comics writer known for his thoughtful and surprising takes on a variety of topics.

Dominique Bertail, of Tours, France, takes his influences as a cartoonist from around the world, including Moebius, Juillard, and Otomo.

Robert Capa was a Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist who covered five wars during his career, most famously documenting the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach, and the libration of Paris. In 1947 Capa co-founded the Magnum Photos agency.

Summary: The first volume of a new series dedicated to exploring iconic moments in World War II history, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a fresh and captivating new take on one of the most important moments in World War II: the Allied forces storming the beach at Normandy.

The photograph at the heart of this book is Robert Capa’s world-famous shot of the Allied landing in 1944, and the authors of this remarkable work have gathered interviews, testimonials, contact sheets, and over forty pages of photographic archives from the Magnum Photos agency to fill in the history behind a single moment, captured forever on film.

Using a combination of traditional comics narrative, photography, and nonfiction text, Omaha Beach on D-Day is a rich and accessible fresh take at a crucial moment in 20th century history.


Random House Adult Blue Spring 2015 Mid-Season Update Broadway Books
Out on the Wire : The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio
Jessica Abel

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 25, 2015
$17.00 USD, $20.00 CAD
240 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7.1 in W | 9.1 in H | 0.7 in T | 1.4 lb Wt
9780385348430, 0385348436

Contributor Bio:

Cartoonist and writer JESSICA ABEL is the author of two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden. She is also the author of the graphic novel La Perdida and a new science fiction comic series called Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars.

Author Residence: Angoulême , France

Summary: A graphic novel that delivers a behind-the-scenes look at five of the most popular narrative radio shows on the airwaves today, including This American Life and RadioLab.

Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, and other narrative radio shows. The pieces that we hear are captivating, funny, heartbreaking, and moving. They use personal stories to illuminate big ideas, to explore other worlds, and to help us understand ourselves just a bit better. Though the shows have very different styles, they all deliver stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire is an exploration of this new storytelling that is regularly captivating radio listeners.

With the help of This American Life’s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devoted fan of narrative radio, goes behind the scenes at five of the most popular storytelling shows on the radio to look at the ways that they construct a narrative—and we get some great insider details. Within these pages, we listen to Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talk about chasing moments of awe with scientists, we hear Robert Smith of Planet Money talk about his slightly goofy strategy for making interviewees feel comfortable, and we see how mad—really mad—Ira Glass of TAL becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Out on the Wire is informative, funny, and engaging, and it demonstrates that in the midst of all the other media that consumes us, radio is still very much alive.


Verso Spring 2015 Catalog Verso
Operation Ajax : The Story of the CIA Coup that Remade the Middle East
Mike de Seve, Daniel Burwen, Stephen Kinzer

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 18, 2015
$25.95 USD, $30.00 CAD
248 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
7.5 in W | 10 in H | 0.8 in T | 1.7 lb Wt
9781781689233, 1781689237

Contributor Bio:

Mike de Seve is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director who has worked for Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, NBC, the CW, and Warner Brothers on projects such as Madagascar, Shrek 2, and the original Beavis and Butthead. Daniel Burwen is the founder and Creative Director of Cognito Comics.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Illustrator Residence: San Francisco, CA

Summary: Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iran’s democracy

The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, but the Shah’s hold on peace is shaky as a charismatic leader enters the scene.

Mohammed Mossadegh’s calls to overthrow the elites resonates among the people, and as rumors circulate of an impending revolt, American, British and Persian agents hatch plans of overthrow. Deals are made behind closed doors. Every actor has a stake. Iran’s oil will flow, by any means necessary.

Operation Ajax is the story of the CIA coup that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh and reinstated the monarchy. Introduced by New York Times–bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men, Stephen Kinzer, Operation Ajax is a thrilling tale of real-life intrigue.


Grand Central Publishing
INDEH : A Story of the Apache Wars
Ethan Hawke, Greg Ruth

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$19.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
160 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels
9781401310998, 1401310990

Contributor Bio:

Greg Ruth has been illustrating comics and children’s books since 1993. His work has appeared in the New York Times, DC Comics, and many others. His previous works include Our Enduring Spirit by Barack Obama and City of Orphans by Avi.

Ethan Hawke is an actor, writer, and director. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his role in Training Day and his screenplay of Before Sunset. His two previous books are Ash Wednesday and The Hottest State.


SelfMadeHero
Irmina
Barbara Yelin

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: April 12, 2016
$24.95 USD, $29.95 CAD, Discount Code: ADS
288 pages
color illustrations throughout
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Contemporary Women
8 in W | 10.5 in H
9781910593103, 1910593109

Contributor Bio:

Barbara Yelin was born in Munich and studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She is the author of Gift (with Peer Meter) and Riekes Notizen. She lives in Germany.

Summary:

In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, travels to London. There she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford. Like Irmina, Howard is looking for an independent existence—and a love affair blossoms between the two outsiders. But the relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler’s Germany, has to return to Berlin. Political events accelerate, and her letters to Howard are returned unopened. It will be 30 years until she receives another. Based on a true story, this moving and perceptive graphic novel conjures the oppressive atmosphere of wartime Germany and reflects on the passive complicity of its people with sympathy and intelligence.


Abrams ComicArts

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads
Nick Hayes

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 15, 2016
$24.95 USD, $29.95 CAD, Discount Code: AHC
272 pages
254 two-color illustrations
Announced 1st Print: 20K
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels
8.3 in W | 8.3 in H
9781419719455, 1419719459

Contributor Bio:

Based in London, Nick Hayes is the author of the highly acclaimed The Rime of the Modern Mariner and has pub­lished two collections of his short comics in the United Kingdom. He is a political cartoonist for the Guardian and has regular cartooning slots in the Literary Review and the New Statesman.

Summary:

Using the sepia tones of the Dust Bowl as his pal­ette, author and artist Nick Hayes tells the story of world-famous folkie Woody Guthrie (1912–1967), starting in the 1920s when Guthrie was a teenager supporting himself in dried-up, post-boomtown Oklahoma. Picking up a harmonica and eventually a battered guitar, Guthrie finds solace in the ancient lineage of folksong. Hayes charts the musician’s course from Oklahoma and Texas towns ravaged by dust and the Depression to boxcars, factory farms, and the migrant camps of California, highlighting Guthrie’s dedication to singing American folk tunes and creating his own modern classics along the way. Hayes ends his portrait in 1940, at the pivotal time when Guthrie makes his way to New York and writes “This Land Is Your Land,” his iconic anthem tinged with both clear-eyed reality and optimism.


Simon & Schuster
The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks : Life and Death Under Soviet Rule
Igort

FRONTLIST
March 15, 2016
$28.00 USD, $37.00 CAD
352 pages
fully illustrated 4-c thru-out; graphic novel
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels
6 in W | 9 in H
9781451678871, 1451678878

Contributor Bio: Igort (born Igor Tuveri in 1958, in Cagliari, Sardinia) is an Italian comics artist and illustrator. He has written thirteen graphic novels and has been published in fifteen languages. In 2000 he founded and directed the publishing house Coconino Press, based in Bologna.

Summary: After spending two years in Ukraine and Russia, collecting the stories of the survivors and witnesses to Soviet rule, masterful Italian graphic novelist Igort was compelled to illuminate two shadowy moments in recent history: the Ukraine famine and the assassination of a Russian journalist. Now he brings those stories to new life with in-depth reporting and deep compassion.

In The Russian Notebooks, Igort investigates the murder of award-winning journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkoyskaya. Anna spoke out frequently against the Second Chechen War, criticizing Vladimir Putin. For her work, she was detained, poisoned, and ultimately murdered. Igort follows in her tracks, detailing Anna’s assassination and the stories of abuse, murder, abduction, and torture that Russia was so desperate to censor. In The Ukrainian Notebooks, Igort reaches further back in history and illustrates the events of the 1932 Holodomor. Little known outside of the Ukraine, the Holodomor was a government-sanctioned famine, a peacetime atrocity during Stalin’s rule that killed anywhere from 1.8 to twelve million ethnic Ukrainians. Told through interviews with the people who lived through it, Igort paints a harrowing picture of hunger and cruelty under Soviet rule.

With elegant brush strokes and a stark color palate, Igort has transcribed the words and emotions of his subjects, revealing their intelligence, humanity, and honesty—and exposing the secret world of the former USSR.


Pantheon
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Sonny Liew

FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: March 1, 2016
$30.00 USD, $39.00 CAD
320 pages
FULL-COLOR ILLUS. THROUGHOUT
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
6.7 in W | 10 in H | 1.3 lb Wt
9781101870693, 1101870699

Contributor Bio:

SONNY LIEW is a comics artist, painter, and illustrator whose work includes the New York Times best seller The Shadow Hero (with Gene Yang), Doctor Fate (with Paul Levitz), and titles for Marvel Comics, DC Vertigo, and Image Comics. He has been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards for his collaborations on The Shadow Hero, Wonderland, and Liquid City, a multivolume comics anthology featuring creators from Southeast Asia. He lives and works in Singapore.

Author Hometown: Singapore

Summary: A brilliantly conceived graphic novel that tells the history of Singapore through the lens of its greatest—though not entirely successful—comic book artist.

Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the greatest comic book artist you’ve probably never heard of. When he started making comics in Singapore as a boy of 16 in 1954, Chan expected fame and fortune to quickly follow. But just as Singapore’s road to independence would be full of twists and turns, so too would Chan’s own journey as an artist. Splicing together a dizzying array of art styles, genres and forms, Sonny Liew’s multilayered graphic novel is a celebration of life, comics and storytelling. The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a witty and innovative work that challenges the possibilities of the comics medium, creating a double-edged history, pulsing with the tensions and wonders of lived experience, its friendships, first loves and heartaches.

[This title generated some controversy last Summer when it was published in Singapore.]


Lion Hudson
The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
Jeff Anderson, Siku

FRONTLIST
November 1, 2015, Ship Date: November 1, 2015
$19.95 USD, $21.95 CAD, Discount Code: LON
192 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Religious
8.5 in W | 11 in H
9780745956176, 0745956173

Contributor Bio:

Jeff Anderson is a leading graphic novel artist, best known for his work for Marvel on Transformers and Judge Dredd, as well as Angouleme Prize-winning Graphic Bible. Readers of Comic World voted him runner-up in the best artist category for his Legends of Larian books. Siku is an artist, designer, and writer. He is the creator of the Manga Bible and Manga Jesus, has illustrated for Judge Dredd and 2000AD, and is one of the most innovative artists working in comics. Richart Thomas is an artist, designer, and writer, and End Time Comics publisher and artist. His works include Rydlers Fayre, SU Comics, and UNESCO Comic Books, and he is an illustrator for the Book by Book series of Dr Paul Blackham and Reverend Richard Bewes.

RICHARD THOMAS: ARTIST, DESIGNER, and WRITER. End Time Comics publisher and artist. Works include Rydlers Fayre, UNESCO Comic Books and best-selling SU Comics. Illustrator on Book by Book Series of Dr Paul Blackham and Reverend Richard Bewes. He lives in London and is currently studying Theology at Oak Hill Theological College – See more at: http://www.lionhudson.com/display.asp?k=9780745956176

Summary:

A stunning new comic book version of the Bible, now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bible and The Manga Bible

The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah—a savior for the world. This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery. This is the first Bible retelling to engage with the superhero genre. The Lion Comic Book Bible is a dynamic expression of the Bible’s depth and power, produced in the style of Marvel Comics. You’ve heard of Spiderman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Now meet Earthman, Lawman, Warrior Man, and many others. With dynamic illustration using a range of styles, Siku (Old Testament) and Jeff Anderson (New Testament) bring the Bible stories alive for a new and graphically sophisticated generation.


Rosarium Publishing
APB: Artists against Police Brutality : A Comic Book Anthology
Bill Campbell, Jason Rodriguez, John Jennings

FRONTLIST
October 28, 2015, Ship Date: October 28, 2015
$17.95 USD, $21.95 CAD, Discount Code: LON
200 pages
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies
6.8 in W | 9.8 in H | 0.8 lb Wt
9781495607523, 1495607526

Contributor Bio:

Bill Campbell is the founder of Rosarium Publishing and the author the novels Koontown Killing Kaper, My Booty Novel, and Sunshine Patriots as well as the essay collection, Pop Culture: Politics, Puns, and “Poohbutt” from a Liberal Stay-at-Home Dad. He is the coeditor of the anthologies Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond and Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. He lives in Washington, DC. Jason Rodriguez is an Eisner and Harvey Award–nominated writer and editor. He is the author of Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened and Try Looking Ahead, and his work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Random House, and several small publishers. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
John Jennings is an associate professor of visual studies at the State University of New York–Buffalo. He is an award-winning graphic novelist and the author of Pitch Black Rainbow: The Art of John Jennings. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

Summary:

An incredibly unique comic book benefit project featuring comic shorts, pin-ups, short essays, and flash fiction, the proceeds of which will be going to the Innocence Project

We’ve all seen the pictures: a six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. marshals on her first day at an all-white, New Orleans school in 1960; a police dog attacking a demonstrator in Birmingham; fire hoses turned on protesters; Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd on the National Mall. These pictures were printed in papers, flashed across television screens, and helped to change the laws of this nation, but not necessarily all of the attitudes. Similarly, we’ve seen the pictures of Michael Brown lying face down in a pool of his own blood for hours; protesters with their hands up, facing down militarized policemen. There are videos of Eric Garner choked to death, John Crawford III shot down in Walmart for carrying a toy gun, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice gunned down in broad daylight for the same reason. APB: Artists Against Police Brutality is a benefit comic book anthology that focuses on hot-button issues including police brutality, the justice system, and civil rights, with one primary goal: show pictures and tell stories that get people talking. The proceeds will go to the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people.


Fantagraphics
Invisible Ink : My Mother’s Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist
Bill Griffith

FRONTLIST
October 3, 2015
$29.99 USD, Discount Code: LONG
208 pages
Black & white illustrations throughout
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
7 in W | 9.8 in H | 1 in T | 1.5 lb Wt
9781606998953, 1606998951

Contributor Bio:

Bill Griffith is the artist behind the legendary weekly comic Zippy. Griffith’s prolific output has been included in such publications as the Village Voice, National Lampoon, and the New Yorker. Along with Art Spiegelman, Griffith co-founded the influential anthology Arcade and is credited for coining the popular phrase, “Are we Having Fun Yet?” He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, the cartoonist Diane Noomin.

Summary: This is the renowned cartoonist’s first long-form graphic work — a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew.


Fantagraphics
Soldier’s Heart : The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter’s Memoir
Carol Tyler

FRONTLIST
November 23, 2015
$39.99 USD, Discount Code: LONG
364 pages
Full color illustrations throughout
Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Series: You’ll Never Know
10.5 in W | 8.5 in H | 1.3 in T | 3 lb Wt
9781606998960, 160699896X

Contributor Bio:

Carol Tyler is an award-winning cartoonist from Cincinnati, OH, whose autobiographical stories reflect her struggles as an artist, worker, daughter, wife, and mother.

Summary: Soldier’s Heart is a sophisticated graphic masterpiece about the damaging effects of war on soldiers and the toll it can take on families.

Many soldiers come back from war and never talk about it — especially those from the Greatest Generation. Thus was the case with S/Sgt. Charles W. Tyler, who late in life began to open up to his daughter Carol. By looking at him, you would never know that he was wounded in combat, but as she states at the beginning: “Not all scars are visible.”

The narrative unfolds over 364 pages of masterfully crafted drawings. Stunning ink and color washes weave through the decades: Tyler examines the past in sepia, confronts reality in stark black & white and uses rich color to convey the moods and fragility of the present. She overlays her father’s memories with her own, while struggling to understand her troubled life: a failed marriage, a teenage daughter on the edge, and an elderly father and mother. Literate, emotionally engaging and historically accurate, Soldier’s Heart is a magnificent achievement.

Soldier’s Heart collects Tyler’s hardcover series You’ll Never Know, serialized between 2009 and 2012, and contains nearly thirty new pages of additional content.


Hill and Wang
Three-Fifths a Man : A Graphic History of the African American Experience
Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón

FRONTLIST
August 23, 2016

9780809093687, 0809093685
$35.00 USD, $39.99 CAD
Hardcover

9780809093694, 0809093693
$16.00 USD, $18.50 CAD
Trade Paperback

History \ United States
Hill and Wang
176 pages
Four-Color Illustrations Throughout/Suggested Reading
6 in W | 9 in H | 1 lb Wt

Contributor Bio(s)

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón are the creators of the New York Times bestseller The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, After 9/11, and Anne Frank. Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics. He lives in Los Angeles. Colón oversaw the production of Spider-Man at Marvel, and did the same for Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash at DC Comics. He lives on Long Island.

Summary: 
The essential primer on African American history, from the Middle Passage to Ferguson, Missouri

In Three-Fifths a Man, the award-winning and bestselling team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón highlights the key events in African American history, taking us from the sixteenth-century Atlantic slave trade to the election of Barack Obama and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Through richly drawn four-color illustrations and concise, accessible chapters, Jacobson and Colón convey a history of hardship and hope–a painful and necessary process, full of victories and setbacks, from theAmistad mutiny and the Three-Fifths Compromise to Brown v. Board of Education and the Scottsboro Boys. We see the first African slaves arriving in Jamestown in 1619, watch as the “peculiar institution” undermines our founding ideals, witness the triumph of the Union in the Civil War, followed by the collapse of Reconstruction in the South, and observe the hard-won progress of the civil rights movement.

Jacobson and Colón also explore the pivotal moments in American history with attention to the major contributions of African Americans, reshaping our understanding of the American Revolution, the New Deal, and more. And a series of profiles of prominent African Americans provides key information about these leaders, who exposed injustice, championed freedom, and pushed for change. With vivid illustrations and lucid prose, Three-Fifths a Man brings history to life as only the graphic form can.

 


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5 COMMENTS

  1. I’m trying to think what was the first American non-fiction comic book (as opposed to strip).
    Lynn Ward, maybe?

  2. Ugh, Ted Rall on Bernie Sanders…

    Omaha Beach on D-Day was an amazing read! Short, but fascinating, especially the back matter behind the scenes stories.

    Did you forget about TRASHED by Derf? While it is somewhat fictional, there is a heavy biography sense to it, plus real life educational matter. Plus it’s an excellent read!

  3. Red Rosa was an interesting, well illustrated, but dense as hell read. Rewarding in a sense, because Rosa Luxembourg is slowly fading from the western consciousness for the most part, but is a figure who would fit in quite well in our modern world. I liked refreshing my knowledge on what she contributed to the greater world.

  4. Non-fiction comic book?
    Good question. Lynn Ward wrote fiction (although I might be mistaken).
    Let me dig…
    There is a biography of Al Smith, which was a comic strip and then published in a bound volume.
    Texas History Movies also started as a comic strip, but gained popularity as a graphic novel.

    1941? True Comics. http://comicbookplus.com/?cid=1016
    1917? http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=40623
    1911? http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM405310&R=405310

    As for Trashed, that got overlooked.
    Edelweiss has it subject’d as “graphic novel”.
    I do recommend his work!

  5. Wonderful rundown. Someone told me at a recent convention that non-fiction comics are one place where cartoonists can actually make a middle class living. I think he was talking more about getting freelance assignments than original graphic novels, but still.

    What the hell the superhero Bible is doing here, I can’t imagine.

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