Tag Archives: Graphic Novels

Lovecraft Country

So we missed H.P.’s birthday yesterday, but to make up for that here’s a way cool graphic novelized version of one of his creepy stories. Lovecraft was a horrible racist bigoted son of a bitch, but he sure could spin … Continue reading

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This Side of Paradise

  Scribner has just issued a set of new,elegant editions of F.Scott Fitzgerald novels. The series of five “collectible” hardcover editions feature new dust jacket designs. The titles include The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and Damned, The Last … Continue reading

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The Original Swiss Trip

Brooklyn-based comic artist Brian Blomerth has released his debut graphic novel titled Bicycle Day. The technicolor confection recounts the infamous day in April 1943 when Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann dropped the first dose of LSD. After injesting 250 micrograms of lysergic acid … Continue reading

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The Wordless Novel

Created by artist Lynd Ward, God’s Man is the first American wordless novel. Published in 1929 by Jonathon Cape and Harrison Smith in New York, the book is an example of the wordless novel, a narrative genre made of only … Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions

New York City-based artist and graphic novelist Robert Sikoryak has solved the dilemma that every iTunes user faces: how to slog through the deadly boring legal terms and conditions of use. He has created a comic book-style exploration of the … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of … Continue reading

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Starry Night

Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Vincent is a moving and affectionate tribute to Vincent van Gogh in the form of a graphic novel, or rather a graphic biography. Part of publisher SelfMadeHero’s “Art Masters” series, the book … Continue reading

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The Chekhov of Cleveland, RIP

In the brave new world of the 21st century comic books have been re-branded as graphic novels and their creators are the subject of graduate school seminars and regular coverage in the New York Times Book Review. But back in … Continue reading

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