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  Cover Art: Age of Bronze Shanower, Eric
Age of Bronze
Drawn from the myths and legends of centuries, A thousand ships presents a new for the twenty-first century the complete prelude to the Trojan war- each sensual touch, every savage blow, the smiles and tear, the lust and betrayal, the entire tapestry of drama and action.
2001
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Alec. The Years Have Pants : (a Life-sized Omnibus) Campbell, Eddie
Alec. The Years Have Pants : (a Life-sized Omnibus)
The Alec stories present a version of the author's own life, filtered through the alter ego of Alec McGarry. Over several years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression from beer to wine -- wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a responsible breadwinner, feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Arrival Tan, Shaun
The Arrival
In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
2007
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Asterios Polyp Mazzucchelli, David
Asterios Polyp
Asterios Polyp, arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Bardi´n the Superrealist : his Deeds his Utterances his Exploits and his Perambulations Max
Bardi´n the Superrealist : his Deeds his Utterances his Exploits and his Perambulations
Heavily influenced by surrealists such as Luis Bunuel, and graphically by 'clear-line' cartoonists from Herge to Chris Ware, Bardi´n the Superrealist begins when everyman Bardi´n finds himself suddenly transported (well, at least his upper half) to another dimension, where an 'Andalusian Dog' (a reference to Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou) serves as his ill-tempered guide.
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Blankets Thompson, Craig
Blankets
Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work.
2003
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Bob Dylan Revisited Dylan, Bob
Bob Dylan Revisited
An illustrated tribute to the songs of Bob Dylan pairs vivid graphic images with his most famous lyrics, in a series of provocative pieces that reflects the urgent moral and political themes of such works as "Blowin' in the Wind," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Hurricane."
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Book of Genesis The Book of Genesis
An illustrated adaptation of the entire book of Genesis, providing the biblical accounts of the Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the ark, the Tower of Babel, and other people and events.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Century West Chaykin, Howard V.
Century West
"Century, Texas used to be a sleepy little burg, barely a whistlestop between nowhere and the great beyond... until the 20th Century arrived with a bang, bringing with it automobiles, aeroplanes, telephones, paved streets... and, of course, the movies."--Page 4 of cover.
2013
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species : a Graphic Adaptation Keller, Michael
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species : a Graphic Adaptation
A lavish graphic adaptation of the landmark and frequently contested 19th-century work on evolutionary theory draws on the author's own words and rarely seen correspondence.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Color of Earth Kim, Tong-hwa
The Color of Earth
Ehwa tries to cope with her widowed mother's finding of new love, while she, after falling in love with Duksam, a young wrestler, discovers the pain of heartbreak when Master Cho sends Duksam away and asks for her hand in marriage himself, in a Korean novel in graphic format.
2009
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Dante's Divine Comedy Chwast, Seymour.
Dante's Divine Comedy
The founding partner of Push Pin Studios puts his own artistic spin on this graphic adaptation of Dante Alighieri's 1321 epic poem chronicling his journey through the afterlife and visiting both Heaven and Hell.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Deogratias a Tale of Rwanda Stassen, Jean-Philippe
Deogratias a Tale of Rwanda
Deogratias is just a boy. Benina is just a girl. Teenagers just like teenagers everywhere. Only he is a Hutu, and she is a Tutsiso say their ID cards. We are in Rwanda in the days leading to a swift and gruesome genocide which the world will watch but do nothing to stop. In less than a hundred days, eight hundred thousand human beings will be hacked to death.
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Gris Grimly's Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus Grimly, Gris
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
Retells, in graphic novel format, Mary Shelley's classic tale of a monster, assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies, who develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.
2013
Teen Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Howl : a Graphic Novel Ginsberg, Allen
Howl : a Graphic Novel
First published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl is a prophetic masterpiece--an epic raging against dehumanizing society that overcame censorship trials and obscenity charges to become one of the most widely read poems of the century.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: I'll Give it My All-- Tomorrow Aono, Shunju
I'll Give it My All-- Tomorrow
Shizuo Oguro is living his dreams… sort of. A complete waste of a human life until now, 40-year-old Shizuo breaks free from the corporate rat race and charts himself a fairly random and new career course: to become a published manga artist. Sure, he lacks the talent, discipline, or any other skill necessary to become a success in the manga industry—but that’s not enough to stop Shizuo!
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: La Perdida Abel, Jessica
La Perdida
Fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, Carla heads for Mexico to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would-be revolutionaries.
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: The Museum of Lost Wonder Hoke, Jeff
The Museum of Lost Wonder
Jeff Hoke has created a history of the human imagination with visual cues and clues and wonderment about and around everything you ever thought and everything you wish you'd been crafty enough to think. All one needs to enter is some basic understanding of the human experience. Hoke's museum is graphic novel meets quantum physics meets mythical journey meets spirit.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: One Soul Fawkes, Ray
One Soul
Eighteen individuals throughout history whose entire lives unfold simultaneously. Comprised entirely of double page spreads split into eighteen panels with each panel featuring one character's life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes has artfully crafted eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece.
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Pride of Baghdad Vaughan, Brian K.
Pride of Baghdad
Inspired by true events, a graphic novel examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq, raising questions about the meaning of liberation through the experiences of four lions who escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during a raid.
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
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• Abouet, Marguerite
Aya
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Looking Glass Wars
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Contract with God
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Strangers in Paradise
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