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In. by Will MacPhail (2021)

Print book
Call number: PN 6727 M297 I5 2021 (Webster Library)

Summary: Nick, a young illustrator, can't connect with people. Whether it's the barista down the street, his own family, or Wren, an oncologist whose life becomes painfully tangled with his, Nick can't shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach. He staggers through meaningless conversations and haunts lookalike vacuous coffee shops in the hope that he will find it there. But it isn't until Nick learns to stop performing and speak about the things that really matter that the complex and colorful worlds of the people he meets are finally revealed to him.

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Solanin by Inio Asano (2008)

Print book
Call number: PN 6790 J34 S613 2008 (Webster Library)

Summary: Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the feeling that she's just not cut out to be a part of the real world.

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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (1991)

Print book
Call number: PN 6728 S26G35 1991 (Webster Library)

Summary: An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother, Dream, instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, a.k.a. The Sandman, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. Author Neil Gaiman creates an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.

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This Place: 150 Years Retold by Alicia Elliot et al. (2019)

Print book and ebook
Call number: PN 6732 T45 2019 (Webster Library)

Summary: Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this ground-breaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

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An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories by Ivan Brunetti (2006)

Print book
Call number: NC 1764.5.U6A58 2006 (Webster Library)

Summary: Comic artist Ivan Brunetti, the creator of Schizo, offers a best-of anthology of contemporary art comics, along with some classic comic strips and other historical materials that have retained a "modern" sensibility. As with Chris Ware's selections for his best-selling McSweeney's anthology, Brunetti's choices make for a highly personal book ("my criteria were simple: these are comics that I savor and often revisit") that serves as a broad historical overview of the medium and a round-up of some of today's best and most interesting North American comic artists. Included here are works from such well-known artists as Robert Crumb, Kim Deitch, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ben Katchor, Charles Burns, Gary Panter, Seth, Phoebe Gloeckner, Daniel Clowes, Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, as well as many other pioneers whose names may be less familiar. Brunetti offers selections from the works of more than seventy-five avant-garde comic artists. His selections are arranged by genre and grouped thematically. Luxuriously produced and printed in four-color throughout, the book is a must-have for collectors, aficionados, readers of comics, and those generally interested in cutting-edge art and literature

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Batman: Year One by Frank Miller (Author) and David Mazzucchelli (Illustrator) (2005)

Print book
Call number: PN 6728 B36 M547 2005 (Webster Library)

Summary: In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman—who he is and how he came to be. Written shortly after The Dark Knight Returns, Miller's dystopian fable of Batman's final days, Year One set the stage for a new vision of a legendary character.

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Finder: Voice by Carla Speed McNeil (2011)

Print book
Call number: PN 6727 M36F56 2011 (Webster Library)

Summary: A young woman trying to find home gets caught up in a hermaphrodite beauty pageant between clans and the search for a missing 400-year-old ring.

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Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee, Sam Hart, and Artur Fujita (2009)

Print book
Call number: PN 6737 L44O88 2009 (Webster Library)

Summary: In the depths of the forest, Robin raises an army to challenge the evil Sheriff. Wearing a dark hood for disguise and with his unparalleled gift for the bow, Robin quickly becomes an outlaw, fighting the forces of evil for the good of the poor.

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