Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.
Through the Woods - Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold. You might try to figure out what is haunting “my Friend Janna, ” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place. And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red, ” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.
NimonaHarperTeen - Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past.
Lord ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. Harper Teen. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Indies choice book of the year * national book award finalist * new york times bestseller * new york times notable book * kirkus best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best BookThe New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic.
Nimona - Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent NPR. Org. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy.
Kirkus says, “if you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one. Nemeses! dragons! science! symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson.
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company - Little Brown and Company. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. The people who roamed early Earth were much like us: curious, funny, ambitious, emotional, and vulnerable. Harper Teen. A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history.
Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.
Beautiful DarknessDrawn and Quarterly - Join princess aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over.
Little Brown and Company. Even on her clover-high scale, as Aurora discovers, romance is decided by social pecking order and murderous deceit. Douglas wolk, new york timeskerascoët's and Fabien Vehlmann's unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny.
Beautiful Darkness - Beautiful darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society. Best of the year nods from amazon. Com and publishers weekly!"kerascoët… render aurora and her friends in the huge-eyed style of classic children's book illustrations, but cuteness is just another Darwinian survival strategy here.
Harper Teen. Drawn and Quarterly.
My Favorite Thing Is MonstersFantagraphics Books - Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, a holocaust survivor, Anka Silverberg, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.
Drawn and Quarterly. Fantagraphics Books. When karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the past, the political, and the present converge. Little Brown and Company. Harper Teen.
Daytripper Deluxe EditionVertigo - Each story rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest-because any of us can die at any moment. Harper Teen. In every chapter, as the story follows him through his entire existence-one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, Bras dies at different moments in his life, good and bad, love and loneliness.
Drawn and Quarterly. Little Brown and Company. Every chapter features an important period in Bras' life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. Vertigo. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous story-and then also ends with him dying again.
Daytripper Deluxe Edition - Fantagraphics Books. The eisner award winning daytripper follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez.
When I Arrived at the CastleKoyama Press - Little Brown and Company. Fantagraphics Books. Emily carroll has fashioned a rich gothic horror charged with eroticism that doesn’t just make your skin crawl, it crawls into it. Drawn and Quarterly. Harper Teen. Vertigo. Like many before her that have never come back, she’s made it to the Countess’ castle determined to snuff out the horror, but she could never be prepared for what hides within its turrets; what unfurls under its fluttering flags.
BlanketsDrawn and Quarterly - It's a universal story, and Thompson's vibrant brushstrokes and unique page designs make the familiar heartbreaking all over again. This groundbreaking graphic novel, winner of two Eisner and three Harvey Awards, is an eloquent portrait of adolescent yearning; first love and first heartache; faith in crisis; and the process of moving beyond all of that.
. Quaint, meditative and sometimes dreamy, blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss. The guardianblankets is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidence to express his creative voice. Fantagraphics Books. Vertigo. Craig thompson's poignant graphic memoir plays out against the backdrop of a Midwestern winterscape: finely-hewn linework draws together a portrait of small town life, a rigorously fundamentalist Christian childhood, and a lonely, emotionally mixed-up adolescence.
Blankets - Under an engulfing blanket of snow, Craig and Raina fall in love at winter church camp, revealing to one another their struggles with faith and their dreams of escape. Beautifully rendered in pen and ink, Thompson has created a love story that lasts. Over time though, their personal demons resurface and their relationship falls apart.
Little Brown and Company. Harper Teen.
This One SummerFirst Second - This one summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. A new york times bestsellera 2015 Caldecott Honor BookA 2015 Michael L. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad. Something life threatening.
It's a summer of secrets, and growing up, and sorrow, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It's their getaway, their refuge. Vertigo. Printz honor bookan eisner award WinnerEvery summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach.
This One Summer - Drawn and Quarterly. Fantagraphics Books. Drawn Quarterly Pubns. First Second. Harper Teen. But this summer is different. Rosie's friend windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had.
The Gigantic Beard That Was EvilPicador - Vertigo. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. Lawns are neat. Conduct is orderly. Harper Teen. Little Brown and Company. Picador USA. Drawn and Quarterly. But on one fateful day, his life is upended. By an unstoppable yet pretty impressive beard. An off-beat fable worthy of roald dahl and tim burton, stephen Collins' The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different--and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance.
Drawn Quarterly Pubns. First Second. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. Citizens are clean shaven-and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Fantagraphics Books. Now a new york times bestsellerthe job of the skin is to keep it all in. On the island of Here, livin's easy.
Anya's GhostFirst Second - She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. Vertigo. Anya could really use a friend. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. First Second. Picador USA. Fantagraphics Books.
Spooky, and secretly sincere, sardonic, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol. Anya's ghost is a 2011 kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. But her new bff isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part. Of all the things anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them.
Anya's Ghost - Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. Or so she thinks. Little Brown and Company. Drawn Quarterly Pubns. One of school library journal’s Best Fiction Books of 2011. One of horn book’s Best Fiction Books of 2011.