5 New Graphic Novels to Watch Out For

or comics, or books about comics, you know what I mean:

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Harvey Pekar’s Clevland (14 Jul 2016)
A lifelong Cleveland resident, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his ongoing American Splendor series. Harvey Pekar”s Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It combines classic American Splendor autobiographical anecdotes with key moments and characters in the city”s history as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. With an introduction by Alan Moore too boot!

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Bob’s Burgers: Pan Fried (21 Jul 2016)
Feast your eyes on new mouth-watering stories of the Belcher family, the stars of Fox Television’s fan-favorite animated sitcom! Written and illustrated by the fine folks at the Emmy Award-winning studio Bento Box Entertainment, the continuing comic book hijinks of parents Bob and Linda and ragamuffins Tina, Gene, and Louise will surely satisfy fans of all ages. You’ve never seen daydreams quite like those of the Belchers, as Louise finds herself sucked into a videogame, Gene’s rhymes climb to new heights in Jack and the Gene-stalk, and Tina takes a fateful trip to Tinagan’s Island… and that’s just for starters!

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Lovf: An Illustrated Vision Quest of a Man Losing His Mind (21 Jul 2016)
Jammed with cartoons, mad schemes, psychedelic portraits and notes from the road, Lovf is a travel journal and a mirror of the post-traumatic dream-world its author can’t escape from, a Kerouacian meltdown of cross-hatching, spattered marker, crayons, glitter, tape, nail polish, white-out, finger-painting, rain, wine, stickers and word balloons.

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Comics as Art – We Told You So: An Oral History of Fantagraphics (21 Jul 2016)
Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana the way insiders share the saga with one another other: in anecdotal form, in the words of the people who lived it and saw it happen. Comics historian and critic Tom Spurgeon and long-time Comics Journal editor Michael Dean assemble an all-star cast of industry figures, critics, cartoonists, art objects, curios and ground-breaking publications to bring you 40 years’ worth of insight.

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Invader Zim Volume 2 (27 Jul 2016)
Volume 2 of the hit comic series (based on the hit Nickelodeon TV show) INVADER ZIM starts off with a BANG! I mean a BANK! As ZIM takes on the immense task of getting a business loan. From there, things get steadily worse. Then better, then worse yet again. In this collection, ZIM will face foes like those never seen before! (And also Dib. But everyone’s seen Dib before.)

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