Graphic Novels/Manga

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Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I avidly collected the single issues of this one from my favorite local comic book store (Westfield Comics, my local one is on the East Side), and I'm excited to have the trade available to sell to Room's customers, too!

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ISBN: 9781607066019
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Published: Image Comics - October 23rd, 2012

Building Stories by Chris Ware

This mystical box, containing a decade's worth of work, could rightly be called Chris Ware's magnum opus; an impressive statement overshadowing even Ware's genre-changing work Jimmy Corrigan.

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ISBN: 9780375424335
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2012

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Fascinating, uncomfortable, anxious, characteristically brilliant, this is a powerful piece of self-examination, and will appeal to readers who like their memoir destabilized, ambitious, and brutally honest. Bechdel's art is yet again indicative of her power as a visual storyteller, with an economy of visual work that underscores with subtle detail the intricacy of her revelations.

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ISBN: 9780618982509
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2012

Everything Is Its Own Reward by Paul Madonna

I can't say enough about Paul Madonna's gorgeous ink washes of urban buildings (mostly San Francisco, though you'll find other cities immortalized in these pages). The art is beautiful, and the accompanying text is wry, funny, sharp, and often strikingly profound in its observance.

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By Paul Madonna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780872865150
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Published: City Lights Books - April 19th, 2011

Blankets by Craig Thompson

A beautifully-illustrated graphic novel of bittersweet childhood and first love in Wisconsin. 592 pages never went by so fast! Take comfort in the blustery cold days transcribed here while getting through the summer heat.

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ISBN: 9781891830433
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 18th, 2003

Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao

This is a warm, funny, cool look at young adulthood, beautifully drawn.

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By Fred Chao, Chao, Fred Chao (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780765329370
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Published: Tor Books - July 17th, 2012

Wandering Son by Shimura Takako

A sensitive story about two kids on the cusp of puberty, both of whom are struggling with gender identity.

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By Shimura Takako, Matt Thorn (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781606994160
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fantagraphics Books - July 5th, 2011

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

Beaton's popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, is now available in book form! She combines contemporary humor and pop culture with history and literature to great effect. For a taste of her absurd and intelligent mockery, enjoy the classic comic "The Case of the Two Watsons", one of the hundreds of strips collected in this volume:

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ISBN: 9781770460607
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 27th, 2011

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

This set of three interwoven stories explores so much about the American Born Chinese experience, the stereotypes kids encounter from their friends and the media, the internalized racism they struggle with. It deals with heavy stuff but the panels and text are full of lush humor and wry insight, never giving in to either nihilism or naive optimism.

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312384487
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Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

Maxwell Street Days Annual Used Book Sale!

It's that time of year again! Maxwell Street Days is July 15, 16, & 17, and A Room of One's Own will once again be selling awesome used books at incredibly low prices! We are asking for your donation of used books to help us through the summer!

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