How To Be Happy

Eleanor davis’s how to be Happy is the artist’s first collection of graphic/literary short stories. Happy represents the best stories she’s drawn for such curatorial venues as Mome and No-Brow, as well as her own self-publishing and web efforts. Happy shows the full range of davis’s graphic skills ― sketchy drawing, polished pen and ink line work, and meticulously designed full color painted panels― which are always in the service of a narrative that builds to a quietly devastating climax.

Fantagraphics Books. Davis achieves a rare, subtle poignancy in her narratives that are at once compelling and elusive, pregnant with mystery and a deeply satisfying emotional resonance. Davis is one of the finest cartoonists of her generation, and has been producing comics since the mid-2000s.

Why Art?

But how can it truly make lasting, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis How To Be Happy unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, positive change? In Why Art?, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, or expressive, evil, serious, altruistic, or any number of other things.

A work of art unto itself, davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest. What is “art”? it’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society.

. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways.

You & a Bike & a Road

In 2015, her book how to be happy won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection. The immediacy of davis’ comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human experience on the most efficient and humane form of human transportation. Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. Koyama.

. In 2009, davis won the eisner's russ manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and was named one of Print magazine's New Visual Artists. In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. She lives in athens, GA and was born in Tucson, Arizona.

Here Pantheon Graphic Library

Pantheon Books. From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard mcguire’s here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. With full-color illustrations throughout.


The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Novel

Early earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole.

There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Pantheon Books. The people who roamed early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. Koyama. Little Brown and Company. A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived.



Brothers fabio moon and Gabriel Ba truly compose one of the industry's masterworks. Little Brown and Company. Pantheon Books. The acclaimed daytripper follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez.

And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue—and then also ends with him dying again. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. Each issue rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest—because any of us can die at any moment.

Poignant, heartfelt and thoughtful, this comics landmark is one of the most transcendent pieces of graphic storytelling ever to hit the printed page. Koyama. Vertigo. In every chapter, good and bad, as the story follows him through his entire existence—one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, Bras dies at different moments in his life, love and loneliness.


This One Summer

Cousins mariko and jillian tamaki, the team behind Skim, heartbreaking, have collaborated on this gorgeous, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation. This title has Common Core connections. A new york times bestsellera 2015 Caldecott Honor BookA 2015 Michael L.

Pantheon Books. Vertigo. Rosie's friend windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. First Second. Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. This one summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout.

Printz honor bookan eisner award WinnerEvery summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad. It's their getaway, their refuge. But this summer is different.

Through the Woods

First Second. Pantheon Books. Little Brown and Company. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold. You might try to figure out what is haunting “my Friend Janna, ” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.

And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red, ” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

. Koyama. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Vertigo. Margaret K McElderry Books. Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red, ” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time.


Pantheon Books. Lord ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. Kirkus says, “if you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one. Nemeses! dragons! science! symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent NPR. Org. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy.

Margaret K McElderry Books. Nimona. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past.

Koyama. Little Brown and Company.

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Vertigo. When karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the political, the reader discovers how the personal, the past, and the present converge. Little Brown and Company. Fantagraphics Books. Koyama. Margaret K McElderry Books. Pantheon Books. Karen reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, a holocaust survivor, Anka Silverberg, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. First Second. Nimona.


First Second. Private investigator john blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, child abductions, digging into the backstories behind murders, and nuclear secrets. Nimona. Margaret K McElderry Books. Koyama. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, simply put, Jim Steranko, his stories are, and Tim Sale are fans!Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, unforgettable.

Dark horse is very proud to present the first three Blacksad stories in a beautiful hardcover collection, Red Soul, completely relettered to the artist's specifications and with the latest album, in English for the very first time. This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards — including the Angoulême Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.

Fantagraphics Books. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Little Brown and Company. Pantheon Books. Dark Horse Comics.