Graphic Novels

Staff Pick: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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There are knights, dragons, ray-guns, and lines like: “unhand that science!” What more could you ask for? Nimona opens with simple yet funny chapters about a shapeshifting girl with aspirations of villainy and gradually escalates (in both art and story) into a sweeping narrative exploring corruption, identity, betrayal, and forgiveness. Dedicated “To all the Monster girls,” and featuring a titular character who is both monster and girl (or perhaps neither) Nimona is a poignant must-read for all ages.

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Staff Pick: Here by Richard McGuire

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The book as object: an exquisite thing. These stories float around the room even when the room doesn't exist.

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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. Pantheon Books, $35.00

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Staff Pick: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

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On a two month assignment in Pyongyang Delisle adjusts to curfews, the choice between Restaurant #1 or Restaurant #2 for dinner, and music that "sounds like a barney remix of 'god save the queen.'" With artistry and wit he shares a critical and compassionate glimpse into the world's most isolated country.

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