BONUS POST: Five Graphic Novels to Watch Out For

Here’s five new and forthcoming graphic novels/comics to watch out for (most of the links below bring you to our catalogue so you can reserve a copy online):

Patience by Daniel Clowes Hardcover – 24 Mar 2016
Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially ‘Clowesian’, and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-colour story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

The story opens in 2012, when Jack Barlow returns home to find Patience, his pregnant girlfriend, murdered. We meet him next in 2029, still haunted by the murder. He hears of a guy who thinks he’s invented a device that enables time travel. On the next page Jack is in 2006, watching Patience on her dates with boys. Is one of them the killer?

Reserve a copy on South Dublin Libraries catalogue here.

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Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen Paperback – 7 Apr 2016
These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all.
Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah’s frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

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Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart Hardcover – 31 May 2016

Chuck Palahniuk’s follow-up to Fight Club will be available only as a graphic novel with story co-written by Cameron Stewart and cover artwork by the legendary David Mack.

Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, our unnamed hero lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long, the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived: ‘Rize or Die’…

New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2015 – the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club might be not to talk about it, but FIGHT CLUB 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem.

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Mary Wept Over The Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown Hardcover – 12 Apr 2016
The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wepte over the feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics from of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and starling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and he Birgin Mother and the reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept over the feet of Jesus. ‘There aren’t many cartoonists as brave – or frankly, as strange – as this Canadian artist.’ – Rolling Stone.

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The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli Hardcover 12 May 2016
BEAUTIFULLY REDESIGNED NEW EDITION OF A CLASSIC GRAPHIC NOVEL See London as never before, in an extraordinary subterranean vision of Neil Gaiman’s short story. Come and hear of the terrible tale of Miss Finch, an exacting woman befallen by mystery and abduction deep under the streets of London! Join a group of friends, with the stern Miss Finch in tow, as they enter musty caverns for a subterranean circus spectacle called ‘The Theatre of Night’s Dreaming.’ Step inside, get out of the pounding rain and witness this strange world of vampires, ringmasters, illusions and the Cabinet of Wishes Fulfill’d… New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and his longtime collaborator Michael Zulli deliver this ‘mostly true story’, combining Gaiman’s trademark magic realism with Zulli’s sumptuous paintings, newly redesigned for this beautiful new edition!

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