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Top Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga Coming August 2016
Posted: June 4, 2016
Rich pickings this coming August. It’s not every month you get original and translated graphic novels from Jules Feiffer, Moebius, Raina Telgemeier, Cyril Pedrosa, Dash Shaw, Nate Powell, Greg Cook, Ben Haggarty & Adam Brockbank, not to mention newcomers like Sarah Lippett and the English debuts of Lucas Varela (a recommended wordless science fiction gem, cover below) and Ezequiel Garcia from Argentina, and Pablo Auladell and a whole anthology of other creators from Spain. Then among the books about comics, throw in a lavish catalogue for a major Steve Ditko exhibition and a nearly 600-page history of pioneering publishers Fantagraphics Books.
Still, for me the standout has to be Black Dog: The Dreams Of Paul Nash, Dave McKean’s dream-life story of War Artist Paul Nash. I think this may be McKean’s most evocative and provocative total masterwork yet, a new highpoint in his already stratospheric creative flow. I was lucky enough to get a front-row seat on May 28th for the world premiere at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival of the intensely moving live multi-media performance which accompanies it. It will performed again this October at Lakes (more details here) and is totally unmissable and unforgettable. Read my PG Tips here…
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