Multcolib My Librarian Laural : #ReadWomen2014, the Comics edition
Annotation:"Teenagers Anne and Lewis cross paths and together refuse to succumb to the fate of the older generation as they discover the secrets of their hometown and their own families." [Publisher]
Annotation:A bittersweet coming of age comic about a young girl in Tehran, Iran. If you are new to reading with visuals this is an excellent place to begin.
Annotation:"Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source." [Publisher]
Annotation:"Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by the author, Lila Quintero Weaver. " [Publisher]
Annotation:"Fun Home is a breakout book for this already established comic artist. It's a coming-of-age classic, marked by gothic twists, sexual angst, and great books, which portrays the parent-child relationship — and the complex longing therein — in moving and universal terms." [Publisher]
Annotation:Wertz is the perfect graphic memoir humorist. Here she describes her struggle with illness and jobs with her signature dark witty humor.
Annotation:"For years I've encountered Lisa Hanawalt's comics and illustrations piecemeal -- in various magazines and periodicals. They're always a pleasant jolt. Now, they've been assembled into one thick, blazing bludgeon. I envy you getting walloped by them all for the first time. This is a Hanawalt assault. Succumb." [Patton Oswalt ]
Annotation:A beautiful and funny graphic memoir about Knisley’s life through food and cooking. Bonus angle: each chapter has an illustrated recipe.
Annotation:A list like this wouldn't be complete without Lynda Barry. She is exploring new realms of memory and drawing in comics through her Writing the Unthinkable series. Join her on this art filled journey.
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When writer and artist Joanna Walsh created a set of bookmarks illustrated with her favorite women authors, she was surprised by the positive response. She went on to create a twitter hashtag, #ReadWomen2014, to promote a year of reading women authors. Many have tweeted their favorites, and so I decided weigh in. Here's some of my favorite female comics creators.