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From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

From the Illustrated Novel by Forsyth Harmon
Justine by Forsyth Harmon

A coming-of-age story about girlhood in the suburbs during the 1990s.

Trenton Doyle Hancock by Bill Kartalopoulos
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The artist’s new graphic novel delves deeper into his mythic Moundverse, where gentle plant–animal vessels are protected by TorpedoBoy and hounded by tofu-eating enemies.

Alternative Explanations: Nick Drnaso Interviewed by ​Elena Goukassian
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The graphic novelist on conspiracy theories, writing depressed characters, and telling a story for our times. 

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
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Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Fall Books Preview
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New titles and reissues highlighted by Justin Taylor, Chelsea Hodson, Paul La Farge, Emmalea Russo, Alexandra Kleeman, Ted Dodson, Dan Sheehan, Kristen Radtke, Daniel Saldaña París, Marjorie Welish, Tobias Carroll, Jonathan Lee, Scott Esposito, and Lauren LeBlanc

From Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke
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Kristen Radtke is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film and video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She lives in New York. Imagine Wanting Only This is her debut book, out in mid-April from Pantheon.

Just a Few of the Best Comics of 2016 by Chantal McStay
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There’s never been a richer time for graphic novels in all their genre-bending permutations: memoirs and literary adaptations, documentaries and short-form collections, histories and abstract pieces.

Graphic Recollections by Chantal McStay
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Aidan Koch by Chantal McStay
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“A lot of times I end up turning on the camera on my computer and playing something out, and pausing it and seeing what tonal or emotional nuances are there that I can work with.”

A Long Time Gone by George Cochrane
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The Death-Ray by Alexander Chee
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America is still probably the strangest, funniest, and saddest thing to appear in a Daniel Clowes story, but the hero of his new graphic novel, The Death-Ray, comes close.

The Monster in the Mirror: Daniel Clowes by Alexander Chee
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Daniel Clowes, renowned comics artist, talks about his newly reissued The Death-Ray and his distaste for superheroes and wrestling.

Darcy James Argue and Danijel Zezelj by Jeremy Mage
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In the new Brooklyn Babylon, graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj harmonizes with composer Darcy James Argue to make art in the round, as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival.

Lynd Ward’s Six Novels in Woodcuts by Alexis Boehmler
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The Library of America, doing what it does best, offers six of Ward’s groundbreaking woodcut novels from the 1930s in a beautifully printed two-volume set.

“Sometimes People Suffer For No Reason”: John Reed by Ben Mirov
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Tales of Woe by John Reed is a shamelessly unpleasant collection of non-fictional accounts of people caught in horrible, gut-wrenching situations. Approximating the look a graphic novel or pulp trade paperback, Tales of Woe contains illustrations of real-life horror stories from eleven different artists, which enhance the horrific, hilarious, unbelievable stories.

R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated by Paul W. Morris
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For the last five years, Robert Crumb, the father of underground comix, has been laboring over a graphic retelling of the first book of the Bible. 

The Wick by Matt Madden
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“The Watchmen” Benefit for MOCCA by Montana Wojczuk
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Montana Wojczuk reports on the advance screening of WATCHMEN and photographer Clay Enos’s new book, WATCHMEN: Portraits.

Daniel Clowes’s Ice Haven by Paul W. Morris
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“What exactly are ‘comics’?” asks a resident of the town of Ice Haven, who functions as a kind of meta-guide on our descent into the underworld of Daniel Clowes’s latest imagining.

Marjane Satrapi’s Peresepolis 2: The Story of Return by Victoria Ludwin
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Marjane Satrapi’s wry and matter-of-fact memoir, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood(Pantheon Books, 2003), was met with great acclaim throughout Europe, the United States, and the world—everywhere, that is, except her native Iran.

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