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Letter 44, Vol. 1: Escape Velocity

On Inauguration Day, newly elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing President, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered an alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts…

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Princess Princess Ever After

When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress,…

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Honor Girl

All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort. Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She’s from Atlanta, she’s never kissed a guy, she’s into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

A New York Times bestseller The original graphic novel adapted into the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; released in the US this fall by IFC Films/Sundance Selects In this tender, bittersweet, full-color graphic novel, a young woman named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma: a lesbian…

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Love is Love

The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics – – mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world. Biography Jennie Wood is the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Flutter, a graphic…

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The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

A heartbreaking yet uplifting story about a boy who has lost everything but finds new hope drawing in the shadows of a hospital. Features a thirty-two-page graphic novel. Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family. Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near…

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Artifice

Smart guy-on-guy sci-fi. Listed by The Advocate as one of the Top 5 LGBT Graphic Novels of 2013. Lambda Literary Award Finalist 2014. Deacon, a prototype android soldier, was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live — 19-year-old human outcast, Jeff Linnell — he attacked the team…

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I Love This Part

Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the story of…

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Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky Published by Czap Books The first…

Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky Published by Czap Books The first time Sanja lays her eyes on Lelek the Witch, she gets caught up in a whirlwind of chaos and stolen away from her humble village life. Sanja quickly finds out that her kidnapper Lelek isn’t as bad or as hard as she hopes to appear — the Witch is on a desperate quest to recover her missing half. As they…

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Spinning

It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good. She won. And she hated it. Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come…

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Brumeby: Amanda Baeza Published by kuš!Although Amanda Baeza’s…

Brume by: Amanda Baeza Published by kuš! Although Amanda Baeza’s drawings seem to come from another world, the comics in Brume are based on real events and real feelings. Her graphic personality is rare – so distinct and at the same time so mutable, and even rarer is the way in which her words and images create original narratives and visual poems. A5 (6″ x 8″), 116 pages, full-color, perfect…

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The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse by Alex Firer and Kenny…

The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse by Alex Firer and Kenny Keil Published by Devastator Press Major Tom! Ziggy Stardust! The Girl with the Mousy Hair! All the greatest heroes and villains of the Bowieverse are profiled in this incredible character guide for true young Americans. Includes histories, strengths, weaknesses, and special powers of the astronauts, giant hands, prayer machines, queen bitches and laughing gnomes who populate the songs of…

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Queer Cartoonists Database

What is a queer cartoonist? A queer cartoonist is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender and/or queer creator of comics, including artists, writers, letterers, colorists, editors, etc. Why a queer cartoonists database? I created this database so that queer cartoonists can find each other. It’s also great for finding comics to read and teach, and finding cartoonists to follow/befriend, promote, hire, and learn from. Source: Queer Cartoonists Database FAQ Advertisements

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The Final Days of LETTER 44 As U.S. PRESIDENT Preps for Alien First Contact

Being President of the United States comes with a lot of responsibility and power, and in Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque’s Letter 44 that includes knowledge of an impending alien invasion. As the U.S. deals with the first day of a new President in the real world, Oni Press’s Letter 44 is beginning its final arc as the first contact between aliens and humanity comes near. With Letter 44…

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Cartoonists of Color Database

What is a Cartoonist of Color? Cartoonists of Color (CoC) is a play off of the acronym “PoC.” PoC stands for “person of color.” A PoC is anyone who identifies as non-Caucasian (non-white). On this list, you’ll find comics creators of various ethnicities: African American, Korean Canadian, Indian Singaporian, Turkish American, Iranian British, Japanese American and so many more. Why a Cartoonists of Color Database? For visibility. For academia. For…

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