Market Monday: Picks of the Week - April 16, 2014
Book of the Week
Operation Margarine GN by Kate Skelly
Trouble tuff girl Bon-Bon and rich girl runaway Margarine make a motorcycle escape from the mean streets of the city to the desolate roads of the desert, holding their own against the elements, biker gangs, and each other.
Singles of the Week
Genesis, art by Alison Sampson
GENESIS, a new graphic novella from Image Comics by Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLIS, The Punisher, Black Widow) and new comic book artist Alison Sampson (OUTLAW TERRITORY), pairs sweeping visuals with poignant writing in a story that cannot be missed. GENESIS is a trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it-only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.
Transformers: Windblade #1, written by Mairghread Scott, art by Sarah Stone
WHO IS WINDBLADE? In the aftermath of DARK CYBERTRON, WINDBLADE takes the planet by storm. But where did she come from-and what does her secret mean to the future of the TRANSFORMERS? A powerful new chapter in the TRANSFORMERS saga begins here!
Translucid #1, co-written by Chondra Echert
The Horse has been the archenemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator’s moral compass has been slipping, and even a villain can’t let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past that he’s buried deep in his subconsciousness and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make the selfish one. Thus begins an exploration of why a young man would take the mantle of a superhero.
Collection of the Week
Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts vol. 1 TP, includes work by Becky Dreistadt, Lucy Knisley, and Georgia Roberson
The sugary short stories from the all-ages smash hit are finally collected in this affordable soft cover! Comic creators from around the world unite to celebrate all things ADVENTURE TIME in this collection of incredibly original mini-adventures. Starring all of your favorite characters from Finn and Jake to Hot Dog Princess and Peppermint Butler, SUGARY SHORTS Volume One is a syrupy salute to the Land of Ooo that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Market Monday: April 10, 2013 New Releases
Featured Book of the Week
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.
Firsts of the Week
Ultron #1AU, written by Kathryn Immonen
Ultron took over the world. Ultron killed the heroes. Ultron…is your father. When you’re Victor Mancha, android teen Runaway, “daddy issues” doesn’t quite cover it.
Collection of the Week
M3 TP, written by Erica Schultz
M3 is the award-winning crime thriller about an assassin’s search for the truth. It follows Machiavella Maria Marcona, an assasin hunted by FBI agent Christopher Morris, the son of one of her victims. When Machiavella’s handlers turn against her, an unlikely alliance is formed.
More new releases under the cut!
Lucy Knisley marathoned Doctor Who a few months ago, and while the whole post makes me giggle, this Ood Lucy really gets to me!
Indiegogo Project O’ The Week!
Lucy Knisley’s “In Oscar’s Footsteps”
A while back, at MoCCA fest 2011, after I had her sign French Milk, and bought her minicomic Here at Hogwarts, about her trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, I asked her if she had any other travelogues planned.
"I’d really like to do one about Oscar Wilde," she told me, visiting his birthplace in Dublin, his haunts around London, his prison in Reading, and his final resting place in Paris. I knew exactly what she meant because I had gone on much the same pilgrimage when I studied abroad in London. It was all the more appropriate, since some of Lucy’s earliest work I encountered was when she posted it to the old wildecentury community on LiveJournal, way back when she was an undergrad! And I currently have this portrait hanging in my cubicle at work:
So the deal with her new Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to go on this pilgrimage— the plane tickets to get across the pond are already dealt with, but she’ll need hostels to stay in, intercontinental flights and trains, and sundry other travel expenses.
Oscar Wilde is a real writer’s writer, and artist’s artist. For someone whose personal life has been publicized and picked over for over a century, he is still such an enigma, and every generation judges him in their own way. Whether you see him as the first modern celebrity, a queer martyr, an affected hipster, a genius ahead of his time, a pithy quote dispenser, or all of the above, any further exploration of this man—and the modern day artists who admire him—is well worth any money you can spare to help. If you’re not convinced, watch Lucy’s video: her passion for Wilde is palpable and runs deep, and we are all in for a real treat the more funds she raises.
Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #1 by Meredith Gran
JOIN FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS MARCELINE AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR RIOT GRRL ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD), with variant covers by rockstar lady cartoonists Chynna Clugston (BLUE MONDAY), Ming Doyle (POPGUN), Colleen Coover (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) [and Lucy Knisley]! ADVENTURE TIME #1 and #2 were INSTANT SELL OUTS! DON’T MISS OUT ON THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS ALL-AGES PHENOMENON!
Adventure Time #5, includes story co-written by Georgia Roberson and art by Lucy Knisley, cover by Eleanor Davis
Don’t miss the beginning of the new arc of this totally rhombus series! The totally sick gang of Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, and the Ice King are back in this new arc of the incredibly popular all-ages series! With the first issue going to a 3rd printing, you won’t want to miss this ultra-awesome issue that kicks off a brand-new storyline!
In July, Boom! Studios will be publishing a new Adventure Time mini-series called Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens, to be written and drawn by Octopus Pie's Meredith Gran!
It will also have a backup by Jen Wang with variant covers by Chynna Clugston, Lucy Knisley, Ming Doyle and Colleen Coover.
Best of all, it looks like we’ll be getting loads of Marceline/Bubblegum interaction, which I know I’ve been hungry for ever since “What Was Missing”:
Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?!
Adventure Time #2, art by Shelli Paroline, story by Lucy Knisley, covers by Jen Bennett, Emily Carroll, and Becky Dreistadt
IT’S TOTALLY MATHMATICAL! Join Finn, Jake, and all of their friends in this second issue of the ongoing comic book series showcasing all-new adventures through the magical Land of Ooo. The boys have embarked on another crazy-cool adventure, and this one will be their longest, most exciting yet! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! The Adventure is just beginning, so don’t miss out on this exploding phenomenon—this is an issue that will go FAST!
Issue 1 available on Graphicly!
Lucy Knisley’s chance encounter with a Christmas tree causes her to reflect on the little things in life.
Life is the Story from Lucy Knisley on Vimeo.
"A 20 minute illustrated presentation on the graphic travelogue; why I like them, and some information on how to make your own! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks! -Lucy [Knisley]"