Market Monday: August 21st, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
Bluesy Lucy: The Existential Chronicles of a Thirtysomething HC by Catel and Véronique Grisseaux
Lucy has just turned 30, is single, and works as a graphic designer. Surrounded by a circle of married friends or ones starting families, she feels alone and hopeless. Determined to find “Mr. Right” who will solve all her problems, Lucy begins evaluating different suitors to various degrees of success and amid the often absurd situations that can only result from the quirks of everyday life. Creators Véronique Grisseaux and Catel paint a touching, humorous, and realistic picture of what it is to be a young independent woman in today’s modern world.
Kids’ Comics Spotlight
Adventure Time #19, art by Shelli Paroline
The TOTALLY MATH adventure continues with Finn and Jake, everyone’s favorite human and his dog! And this arc, things are getting literally mathematical for our heroes… The newest issue of the hottest all-ages book on the stands today!
Anna & Froga: I Dunno… What Do You Want To Do? by Anouk Ricard
Embark on a fresh set of adventures with the hilariously snarky and mischievous heroes of Anna & Froga. In each short episode, Anouk Ricard’s deceptively simple illustrations harmonize perfectly with the characters’ petty, silly, and downright slapstick pranks. Bright colors, astutely observed details, and minimalist linework combine to present a world that is shockingly lively and joyous. Anna, Froga, Ron, Bubu, and Christopher have adventures that rival the best in classic comics. Ricard hits her stride in this second volume of the Anna & Froga books, which have found a loving home amongst classic comics connoisseurs, alternative comics fans, and children in North America and Europe alike.
My Little Pony: The Cutie Mark Crusaders one-shot, cover by Sara Richard
On a hike through the woods the Cutie Mark Crusaders come across a creature unlike anything they’ve ever seen! When their new friend shows off an incredible ability, the Crusaders see an opportunity to earn their Cutie Marks! But their new friend is hiding an important secret that is sure to have a big impact on our tiny trio!
Zig and Wikki: Something Ate My Homework, written by Nadja Spiegelman
Zig and Wikki land on a planet full of strange creatures like flies, frogs, and raccoons, just when it seems to be lunchtime! In their hilarious search for a pet, two friends, imagined by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, go on adventures that are out of this world. Young readers learn about nature in our world thanks to the fascinating Wikki’s Fun Facts woven into every twist of the exciting plot. This innovative science-based early-reader comic book, filled with bugs and hugs, is sure to please both boys and girls.
Collection of the Week
The Devil’s Panties vol.1 by Jennie Breeden
As life overwhelmed her and her drawing hand withered away, Jennie made a promise to herself to stay in practice by drawing a new comic every single day. This first volume is a compilation of those comics. From dating and clubbing to trying to make it as an artist, follow along as Jennie chronicles her daily struggles, sorrows, joys and WTFs in life.
More new releases under the cut!