Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

Written by Sandrine Revel | translated by Montana Kane | NBM Publishing | December 1, 2016
This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. READ MORE

Good Morning, City

Written by Pat Kiernan & illustrated by Pascal Campion | Farrar, Strauss and Giroux | November 15, 2016
It's dark and quiet.The moon still glimmers in the sky. While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through the tree branches. Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to start the day. READ MORE

ELVIS

Written by Philippe Chanoinat and Fabrice Le Henanff | Translated by Joe Johnson

Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single "That's All Right". Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of "The King's" humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom.  It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog.

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Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon, 1961-63

Written by Marcelino Truong | Translated by David Homel
This riveting, beautifully produced graphic memoir tells the story of the early years of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Marco, the son of a Vietnamese diplomat and his French wife. READ MORE

Equinoxes

Written by Cyril Pedrosa | NBM Publishing | September 2016
Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another's lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer. READ MORE

Bonesville

Written by Jean-Luc Fromental | Translated by Joëlle Jolivet | Abrams Books for Young Readers | August 16, 2016
A mysterious beast is terrorizing the resident skeletons of Bonesville. Under cover of darkness, it steals a different bone from each townsperson, from cranium to phalanges. It takes the washerwoman’s humerus, the butcher’s fibula, and Dr. Strongbones’s coccyx. READ MORE

Marie Antoinette: Phantom Queen

Written by Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe | NBM Graphic Novels| August 2016
During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries. READ MORE

Einstein

Written by Corinne Maier | Illustrated by Anne Simon | Translated by Etienne Gilfillan and Arran Brown | Nobrow Press | June 14, 2016
The third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon's collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of some of the most influential figures in modern history lands its spotlight upon Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the twentieth century. You've probably heard of him, but you've never seen him like this! READ MORE

Anna and Froga: Out and About

Written by Anouk Ricard | Translated by Helge Dascher | Drawn & Quarterly | June 21, 2016
In the fifth volume of Anouk Ricard's hilarious modern kids’ classic, Anna, Froga, Ron, Christopher, and Bubu continue their non-adventures with bickering, needling, cajoling, and honest friendship. No white lie goes unexposed, no small embarrassment goes unrevealed, no secret is kept. READ MORE

The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus | Illustrated by Jacques Ferrandez | Pegasus Books | June 6, 2016

A visually stunning adaptation of Albert Camus’ masterpiece that offers an exciting new graphic interpretation while retaining the book’s unique atmosphere.

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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

Written by Anne Martinetti & Guillaume Lebeau | Illustrated by Alexandre Franc | SelfMadeHero | May 10, 2016
Agatha Christie: a life of mystery, invention and adventure ” The life of Agatha Christie was as mysterious and eventful as her fiction. This insightful, surprising and definitive graphic novel traces the life of the Queen of the Whodunit from her childhood in Torquay, through a career filled with success, drama and adventure, to her later years as “Dame Agatha”. Revealing a side to Christie that will startle and delight many readers, "Agatha" introduces us to a free-spirited and thoroughly modern woman who, among other things, enjoyed flying, travel and surfing. Centring around an episode in 1926 when Christie staged her own disappearance, "Agatha" is a fast-paced, intriguing and enlightening exploration of the twentieth century’s best-loved crime novelist. READ MORE

Peplum

Written by Blutch | Translated by Edward Gauvin | NYRB | April 19, 2016
Thrilling and hallucinatory, vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum weaves together threads from Shakespeare and the Satyricon along with Blutch’s own distinctive vision. READ MORE

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