Habibi - Craig Thompson

Habibi (Pantheon, $35) is a love story. As told in images and words by Craig Thompson, one of the greatest working cartoonists, “love” ramifies, showing up in maternal, romantic, and even literary manifestations, as in the love for storytelling. The particular story at hand concerns Dodola and Zam, children who experience slavery, separation, and reunion. Thompson recounts their tale using myriad styles of narrative and script, including  parables and Arabic calligraphy.  This richly allusive work of art represents a pinnacle of the graphic-novel genre.

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ISBN: 9780375424144
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pantheon - September 20th, 2011

Big Questions - Anders Nilsen

As its title suggests, this is a book of mostly unresolvable Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, $44.95). And it’s not just because the protagonists happen to be small finches. Anders Nilsen’s new work is stark, yet richly illustrated; simple, yet dense in its ponderings; innocent—even childlike—yet brimming with a barely contained and often spontaneous violence. About matters of joy and death, philosophical quandary and religious zeal, Nilsen’s birds, snakes, and squirrels have more to say than any of his human characters do, but like their human counterparts, these creatures rarely find clear answers. Thought-provoking and exceptionally original, Nilsen’s opus is a must for any fan of the medium.

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ISBN: 9781770460478
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 16th, 2011

Feynman - Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick

One of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Richard P. Feynman was also a colorful personality. In this graphic interpretation of the life of Feynman (First Second, $29.99), Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick distill physics, anecdotes, and much history into an easily digestible, thoroughly enjoyable book. Adopting the voice of Feynman himself—drawn from his work on the Manhattan Project and his famous lectures on physics—this book is an engaging ride, full of the humor its subject was famous for. And if that’s not enough, you’ll learn things!

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By Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596438279
Availability: Backordered
Published: First Second - April 30th, 2013