Oh speaking of Publishers Weekly, this week the twice yearly Announcements issue, and I have of  a full listing  of 50 of the most intriguing graphic novels from August to January.

I also have a Top Ten for fall (most of them come out on October 3 for some reason!) and as you can see the rest of 2017 isn’t going to be dull in comics land. In particular, the Goldstein and Foster-Dimino books are collections of much admired indie/self published/online projects and getting them in one place should boost their esteem.

Also both Chast and Wertz on New York City as they see them? Compare and contrast.

Full details in link!

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York
Roz Chast. Bloomsbury USA, Oct. 3

House of Women
Sophie Goldstein. Fantagraphics, Oct. 3

Lighter Than My Shadow
Katie Green. Lion Forge, Oct. 3

Iasmin Omar Ata. S&S/Gallery 13, Oct. 3

Chris Ware. Rizzoli, Oct. 10

Poppies of Iraq
Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 5

Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet. NBM, Nov.

Sex Fantasy
Sophia Foster-Dimino. Koyama. Sept. 12

Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City
Julia Wertz. Black Dog & Leventhal, Oct. 3

Verax: The True Story of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance
Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib. Metropolitan, Oct. 3


  1. One of these days I’m going to give up on Chris Ware finishing Rusty Brown.
    Not yet, but one of these days…

  2. “I also have a Top Ten for fall (most of them come out on October 3 for some reason!)”
    At my former bookstore, the Holiday season starts the first weekend after Halloween. Everything is merchandised by that date, all the displays are locked down.

    Everything ships by the beginning of October so that any monthly media can report on the hot gift-giving titles before the Holidays.
    Some chains will also prime the pump with special offers in October.

    It also allows publishers to clear their calendars for the rest of the year.

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