Has your months of pre-planning, saving, and defensive stretching prepared your body for the impending San Diego Comic-Con? Well you’ve probably done as much as you can at this point, so to help make your life a little easier we’ve painstakingly selected some titles to help as you slog through bodies upon bodies of con-goers. (I say painstakingly because we love all of our books and these were really hard to choose!) You can pick up these books and pick our brains at booth #1718 from July 9-12th.
A very unpredictable and captivating book. A darkly entertaining comedy with the kinetic feel of an early black and white comedy but through a Lynchian eyepiece.
An excellent example of a passionate artist doing everything in their power to succeed and ultimately be an enormous influence. Read this and see if you have the same dedication and drive if you think you’re ready to be a working cartoonist.
Nothing balances a child’s sense of wonder with a weary adult skepticism like Crockett Johnson’s masterpiece. A timeless classic that reads as fresh at it did a half-century ago. Mr. O’Malley is on the Mount Rushmore of great strip characters, along with Wimpy, Charlie Brown, et. al.
Though about 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime, speaking about the experience is far less common than the procedure. Not Funny Ha-Ha is not a book about the choices women make, but rather, about what happens after they’ve decided. This is a book that demystifies the process with humor, warmth and empathy. The charming illustrations and non-judgmental exposition are like a friend’s hand to hold. It is both beautiful and important and I’m so glad that this book exists.
I developed an insta-crush on Oaf- a (very) hairy ex-wrestler; living in SF, dating metal dudes, fostering kitties, making dolls and listening to Morrissey. This book is as queer as it is endearingly sweet. The “Worst Dates Ever” panels are some of my favorite bits in this collection. Very wuvable indeed.
An iconic classic and minimalist masterpiece, reverently collected in this latest volume. Bushmiller’s art is brilliant in its simplicity and the (admittedly corny) gags are totally timeless. The precocious protagonist is also sassy as fuck. Nancy loves Sluggo and I <3 Nancy.