Multcolib Picks: A novel idea with graphic content

Sea of Red
Sea of Red Vol. 1, No Grave but the Sea By Remender, Rick Book - 2006 GN REMENDER 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pirates. Vampires. Zombies. Did I mention pirates? Do I really need to go on? Enjoy.

The Sixth Gun
The Sixth Gun Book 1, Cold Dead Fingers By Bunn, Cullen Book - 2011 GN BUNN 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Do you like weird westerns? I do, religiously, and this is a great book to start with if you want to explore that sub-genre. I love this series, and you will too if you enjoy your zombies/horror with some holsters and spurs!

Alabaster Wolves By Kiernan, Caitlín R. Book - 2013 GN KIERNAN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Kiernan is an excellent novelist and short story writer who has dabbled in comics with Sandman and others. This title takes the original character from her novels, Dancy Flammarion, and makes her dance in comic format thanks to the blistering art by Steve Lieber (yeah Portland!)

Carnet De Voyage
Carnet De Voyage By Thompson, Craig Book - 2004 GN THOMPSON Available in some locations

Annotation:Known primarily for Blankets and Goodbye Chunky Rice, don't let this Thompson diamond in the rough slip by. A great title if you are starting a new chapter in your life.

Solomon Kane
Solomon Kane The Castle of the Devil By Allie, Scott Book - 2009 GN ALLIE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Allie and Dark Horse breathe vibrant life into Robert E. Howard's moody pilgrim. An excellent rendering.

Hopeless Savages
Hopeless Savages Ground Zero By Van Meter, Jen Book - 2003 ygn VANMETER All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:Follow Zero's life and you will always connect with your own memories.

Queen & Country
Queen & Country Vol. 1 By Rucka, Greg Book - 2007 GN RUCKA All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The prolific Rucka is a Stumptown jewel. Read this or any of his novels for excellent dialogue and great characters.

Witch Doctor
Witch Doctor Volume 1, Under the Knife By Seifert, Brandon Book - 2011 GN SEIFERT 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Confused, perhaps angry at your options (or lack thereof) from the Affordable Care Act? Be thankful the protagonist of this series isn’t one of your options. Seifert used to be the assistant to Brian Michael Bendis when he taught at PSU and has obviously learned much as evident in this original horror-action title.

Calling Dr. Laura
Calling Dr. Laura A Graphic Memoir By Georges, Nicole J. Book - 2013 GN 920 GEORGES 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret.“

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

Annotation:Failin was once a thriving logging community. Now the town’s businesses are crumbling, its citizens bitter and disaffected. Anne and Lewis refuse to succumb to the fate of the older generation as they discover—together—the secrets of their hometown and their own families.

The Great War
The Great War July 1, 1916 : the First Day of the Battle of the Somme : An Illustrated Panorama By Sacco, Joe Book - 2013 GN 940.4272 SACCO 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A 24-foot-long black-and-white drawing printed on heavyweight accordian-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself.

Moby-Dick in Pictures
Moby-Dick in Pictures One Drawing for Every Page By Kish, Matt Book - 2011 704.9498133 K616m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Inspired by one of the world's greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish began illustrating Herman Melville's classic, creating an image a day over the next eighteen months based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition.

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We are lucky in the northwest to be surrounded by authors, illustrators and creators. For your enjoyment, here is a collection of comics and/or graphic novels from creators who live in or hail from the Pacific Northwest. Keep it local! - Nick K.

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