Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Graphic Novels Arriving at the Main Branch!!

Good news for all readers of manga and graphic novels! The bevy of new graphic novel acquisitons that we've been anxiously awaiting has finally begun to arrive! To whet your appetites for graphic novels, I'm going to give you a little taste of our newest additions:

Salem Brownstone
by John Harris Dunning and Nikhil Singh

This creepy tale appeals with equal parts of  strangeness and loveliness. Its serpentine illustrations and odd storyline together make for a book that reads and looks like a noir detective film set in haunted circus. There is definetly a touch of genius, as well as a touch of insanity in this slim book... for truly remarkable artwork that will lurk in your brain for weeks after, give Salem Brownstone a try!

Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense
By Corinne Mucha

This simply drawn story is a must-read for the back-to-school crowd. Entering high school for the first time is one of life's most harrowing adventures, and Freshman's charming vignettes (following a sometime drama geek and rock star named Annie) captures the victories, the losses, and all the drama in between. From losing and gaining friends and crushes to navigating the stormy waters of high school sports, dances, and film clubs, this little gem of a GN is a quick read that captures everything that makes high school... well, high school!

Friends with Boys
by Faith Erin Hicks

Friends with Boys makes for a unique tale of high school struggle because it's a ghost story as well! Our heroine, Maggie, is entering high school for the first time after years of being homeschooled by her mother (along with her 3 rowdy brothers). After Maggie's mother leaves the family with no explanation, Maggie is forced to face the wilds of high school, seek out some new friends, and find a way to cope with increasingly frequent visits from the silent female ghost she's seen since she was a little girl.

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