Learn, Laugh, Fear: New graphic novels

If you want to be frightened, have a laugh or learn something new, we have an array of new graphic novels for your perusal. Click below to place a reserve or if you are lucky, the book might be available right now!

Mary Tyler Moorehawk / Baker, Dave
“Who is Mary Tyler Moorehawk? How did she save the world from a dimension-hopping megalomaniac? Why was her TV show cancelled after only nine episodes? These are just a few of the questions that young journalist Dave Baker begins to ask himself as he unravels the many mysteries surrounding the obscure comic book Mary Tyler MooreHawk. However, his curiosity grows into an obsession when he discovers that the reclusive creator of his favorite globe-trotting girl detective… is also named Dave Baker.” (Catalogue)

Shook! : a Black horror anthology
“This anthology is filled with stories from a range of award-winning Black writers and artists. Stemming from a love of Southern gothic horror, this anthology boasts a cadre of award winning or nominated writers representing awards such as the Will Eisner Awards, the Ringo Awards, the Hugo Awards, and is the largest collection of Glyph Comics Awards winners and nominees in a single publication.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Brandon Sanderson’s White sand : a Cosmere graphic novel / Sanderson, Brandon | audiobook available
“On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. Assassins are coming for them from all directions, and Kenton’s only true ally is Khriss, a visitor from the other side of the planet who has an agenda of her own to pursue.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Curses / Huizenga, Kevin
“The short stories collected herewith confront the textures of mortality in unique and peculiar ways. Central character Glenn Ganges is a seemingly middle-class, suburbanite whose blank-eyed wonderment at the everyday brings together diverse aspects of our world – like golf, theology, late-night diners, parenthood, politics, Sudanese refugees, and hallucinatory vision – into a complete experience as multifaceted as each of our own lives.” (Catalogue)

Feeding ghosts : a graphic memoir / Hulls, Tessa
“In her evocative, genre-defying graphic memoir, Tessa Hulls tells the story of three generations of women in her family. Extensively researched and gorgeously rendered, Feeding Ghosts is Hulls’s homecoming, a vivid journey into the beating heart of one family, set against the dark backdrop of Chinese history. By turns fascinating and heartbreaking, inventive and poignant, Feeding Ghosts exposes the fear and trauma that haunt generations, and the love that holds them together.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The cartoon guide to geometry / Gonick, Larry
“What’s so funny about a trapezoid? Plus, what is a trapezoid? Cartoonist Larry Gonick unlocks the formula to understanding geometry in the latest entry in his New York Times bestselling Cartoon Guide series. Gonick’s lively storytelling, wit, and beautiful art ensure that students will stay engaged with the material, as complex concepts are made clear.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Aya : claws come out / Abouet, Marguerite
“Long-time creative team Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie make a stunning comeback after a lengthy twelve-year hiatus. The seventh instalment in the Aya series takes us all back to Yop City – home to the hustle and bustle of the Ivory Coast. Now translated from the French by Edwige Dro, Aya and all her friends greet the bigger, bolder world of the 80s in true Abidjan style, delighting fans both old and new with vibrant but too often unseen depictions of middle-class life in Africa.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Portrait of a body / Delporte, Julie
“As she examines her life experience and traumas with great care, Delporte faces the questions about gender and sexuality that both haunt and entice her. Deeply informed by her personal relationships as much as queer art and theory, Portrait of a Body is both a joyous and at times hard meditation on embodiment – a journey to be reunited with the self in an attempt to heal pain and live more authentically. Portrait of a Body provokes us to remain open to the lessons our bodies have on offer.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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