Multcolib My Librarian Laural : #ReadWomen2014, the Comics edition

Bad Houses
Bad Houses By Ryan, Sara Book - 2013 ygn RYAN 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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]

The Complete Persepolis
The Complete Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane Book - 2007? GN 955.053 SATRAPI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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.

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

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]

Darkroom A Memoir in Black and White By Weaver, Lila Quintero Book - 2012 GN 976.1092 WEAVER 2012 Available in some locations

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]

Fun Home
Fun Home A Family Tragicomic By Bechdel, Alison Book - 2006 GN BECHDEL All copies in use Availability details Holds: 11 on 0 copies

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]

The Infinite Wait and Other Stories
The Infinite Wait and Other Stories By Wertz, Julia Book - 2012 GN 920 WERTZ 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Wertz is the perfect graphic memoir humorist. Here she describes her struggle with illness and jobs with her signature dark witty humor.

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

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 ]

Relish My Life in the Kitchen By Knisley, Lucy Book - 2013 GN 920 KNISLEY 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:A beautiful and funny graphic memoir about Knisley’s life through food and cooking. Bonus angle: each chapter has an illustrated recipe.

What It Is
What It Is By Barry, Lynda Book - 2008 741.5973 B281w 2008 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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.

Annotation:Here's a great article about some women cartoonists and their recent titles.

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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.

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