Graphic Novels & Comic Books Book Reviews

WHERE HAS THE TIGER GONE? by Dhavat Singh Uikey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"A rare and distinctive perspective on the relationship between people and tigers, though with specialized appeal. (Picture book. 10-adult)"
Tiger stories from the Gond people, one of the largest Indigenous groups in South Asia. Read full book review >
BOYLORD by Nathan  Peabody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2018

"A wildly original and fearless tale about a young hero's clash with a demon."
In this graphic novel debut, the disappearance of a high priestess's son mars an alien festival. Read full book review >

BEASTS OF INDIA by Kanchana Arni
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2018

"Lovely, but for art enthusiasts and book collectors more than for child readers. (Picture book. 8-adult)"
An Indian import, this art book functions as an introduction to a variety of traditional art forms from the Indian subcontinent. Read full book review >
THE FOREST by Riccardo Bozzi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: June 5, 2018

"Students of design will appreciate the construction and the lush, vibrant compositions; those seeking comfort for end-of-life matters will want to look elsewhere. (Picture book. 10-adult)"
Bozzi, an Italian journalist and poet, envisions a forest journey as a metaphor for the stages of life. Read full book review >
MEDITERRANEAN by Armin Greder
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2018

"A chilling and thought-provoking book about human, political, and economic aspects of the refugee crisis in a medium that makes it accessible to a wide array of audiences. (Informational picture book. 8-adult)"
An art book by Bologna Ragazzi Award-winner Greder (The Island, 2008, etc.) about the European migrant crisis. Read full book review >

YOUNG TERRORISTS by Matt Pizzolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A well-done terrorist tale for those with a taste for in-your-face, rage-fueled, vicious carnage."
A radical underground group fights against tyranny in this graphic novel set in the near future. Read full book review >
SQUARE by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"For all its brevity, chockablock with philosophical topics to ponder and debate. (Picture book. 10-adult)"
In the wake of Triangle (2017), a further raft of ontological posers in stripped-down geometric garb. Read full book review >
THE FISHING LESSON by Heinrich Böll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2018

"A lesson about success delivered with humor and graceful irony. (Picture book. 5-10, adult)"
An adaptation of Böll's fable about not letting work overtake one's life. Read full book review >
DALSTON MONSTERZZ by Dilraj Mann
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 27, 2018

"The novel ends with a promise of a sequel that has the potential to be a more gripping read than this debut. (Graphic horror. 14-adult)"
In gang-ridden, monster-infested multicultural Dalston, unlikely allies Roshan and Lolly must fight the most sinister force of all: the property developers gentrifying East London. Read full book review >
LEGEND OF SUMERIA by Jay  Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"An intelligent, entertaining take on the possibilities of science."
In Webb and Parekkadan's debut graphic novel, a near-future civilization is in danger of collapse due to bioterrorism and a miracle drug that may no longer be effective. Read full book review >
DOG OF THE DEAD by Maxwell  Shepherd
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 12, 2018

"An unusually affecting tale of a man and his dog, complemented by frequently strong artwork."
A man and his faithful canine wander through the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >
WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS by Vesper Stamper
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Evil that is impossibly difficult to comprehend and filled with word-images that will leave readers gasping. The author's dedication says it all, in both Hebrew and English: 'Remember.' (author's note, map, glossary, resources, acknowledgments; not seen) (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Gerta didn't know she was Jewish until she and her father were taken for transport by the Nazis. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >