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Multcolib Staff Picks: Best graphic novels and minicomics of 2013

Bad Houses
Bad Houses By Ryan, Sara (Book - 2013 ) ygn RYAN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Lives intersect in the most unexpected ways when teenagers Anne and Lewis cross paths at an estate sale in sleepy Failin, Oregon.

My Dirty Dumb Eyes
My Dirty Dumb Eyes By Hanawalt, Lisa (Book - 2013 ) GN HANAWALT 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sharply observant, laugh-out-loud funny comics from the Believer cartoonist and New York Times illustrator.

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of your Life
Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of your Life By Lust, Ulli (Book - 2013 ) GN LUST 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:1984: Two teenaged punk-rock girls hitchhike their way across Italy without a penny in their pockets.

Relish
Relish My Life in the Kitchen By Knisley, Lucy (Book - 2013 ) GN 920 KNISLEY 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 9 copies

Annotation: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.

Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Is the Warmest Color By Maroh, Julie (Book - 2013 ) GN MAROH 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 10 copies

Annotation:Blue is the Warmest Color is a graphic novel about growing up, falling in love, and coming out.

Marble Season
Marble Season By Hernandez, Gilbert (Book - 2013 ) GN HERNANDEZ 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A semiautobiographical novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.

RASL
RASL By Smith, Jeff (Book - 2013 ) GN SMITH 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist.

Boxers
Boxers By Yang, Gene Luen (Book - 2013 ) ygn YANG 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:In China in 1898 bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough: harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."

Hawkeye
Hawkeye Vol. 1, My Life as A Weapon By Fraction, Matt (Book - 2013 ) GN FRACTION 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 17 on 8 copies

Annotation:The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice!

The Unwritten
The Unwritten [7], The Wound By Carey, Mike (Book - 2013 ) GN CAREY 2013 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The War of Words is over, but the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. When a rash of mysterious disappearances catches the eye of young detective Didge Patterson, it becomes apparent that the cult known as The Church of Tommy is involved.

Saga
Saga Volume Two By Vaughan, Brian K. (Book - 2013 ) GN VAUGHAN 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 52 on 10 copies

Annotation:Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family's greatest challenge yet: the grandparents.

Rookie Yearbook Two
Rookie Yearbook Two (Book - 2013 ) 305.2352 R7773 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:A collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the highly praised and hugely popular online magazine RookieMag.com

Primates
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas By Ottaviani, Jim (Book - 2013 ) jgn 599.8 OTTAVIANI 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates--including ourselves.

Calling Dr. Laura
Calling Dr. Laura A Graphic Memoir By Georges, Nicole J. (Book - 2013 ) GN 920 GEORGES 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive.

March
March Book One By Lewis, John (Book - 2013 ) GN 920 LEWIS 2013 In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 4 on 13 copies

Annotation:Congressman John Lewis is an American icon, and this novel recounts the story of his young life to his early civil rights work.

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Our staff weigh in on the best books of 2013 in the graphic format.


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