Graphic Novels

By Boneshaker Books

By Boneshaker Books

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Thi Bui

$18.99 $17.47

Thi Bui learned how to draw to create this memoir, and we are all so lucky that she did. This sprawling graphic memoir of an American family that fled the Vietnam War beautifully captures the sweep of history in intimate moments. --Moli

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Octavia E. Butler

$18.99 $17.47

The Hard Tomorrow

Eleanor Davis

$24.95 $22.46

Set in a near-future where President Zuckerberg is pushing chemical warfare in the Middle East, The Hard Tomorrow follows a young activist as she protests against war abroad, all the while trying to conceive a child. Though the ending is a little of a letdown, this comic captures the feeling of current left-wing organizing more realistically than any other work of fiction I've read. I hope that it becomes incredibly influential in its expert marriage of the personal and modern political. --Moli

Lose #6

Michael Deforge

$8.00 $7.36

Michael Deforge is a cartooning genius, and the main story of Lose #6 is my favorite of his work. "Me As A Baby" follows a middle-aged Filipina woman as she tries to get back her niece's stolen flute in time for the talent show, along the way semi-accidentally joining the Mafia and killing a cop. Hilarious, weird, and oddly moving. --Moli

Leaving Richard's Valley

Michael Deforge

$32.95 $29.66

A complete collection of Michael Deforge's daily comic, serialized on Instagram, where a cast of animals escape a health cult to try to create their own utopia in Toronto. How does one live in the modern city? And how can I meet Julianne Napkin, squirrel-spider singing sensation? --Moli

Alienation

Ines Estrada

$19.99 $18.39

In this comic, humans clock off and flee their ruined surroundings by uploading themselves via implanted GoogleGlands to virtual worlds. Estrada deftly illustrates the possibilities and dangers of technology without ever falling into the cliche of painting tech as the reason for our alienation. The comic is always clear-eyed about the real culprit behind spiritual and environmental devastation: Capitalism. Plus, the book is genuinely very funny! --Moli

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Emil Ferris

$39.99 $35.99

Hot Comb

Ebony Flowers

$21.95 $19.76

Ebony Flowers deserves all the hype for her stunning debut collection of short stories, centered around Black women's hair. The stories combine finely observed domestic realism with unmistakable visual style. Highly recommended! --Moli

Sex Fantasy

Sophia Foster-Dimino

$18.00 $16.56

There's not a line out of place in Foster-Dimino's collection of 10 "sex fantasies." Both art and writing lean cryptic, yet their emotional impact unspools slowly, lingering for me long after I closed the book. --Moli

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir

Malaka Gharib

$16.99 $15.63

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Mira Jacob

$30.00 $27.00

Bug Boys

Laura Knetzger

$13.99 $12.87

Topside

J N Monk

$14.99 $13.79

This adventure graphic novel is TOPS! Local writer JN Monk and artist Harry Bogosian create an excellent "misfits save the world" story, featuring villainously incompetent bureaucracy and fantastic character writing & design. I especially like the electricity fella! --Moli

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

Nagata Kabi

$13.99 $12.87

To depict her hiring of a lesbian escort, Nagata brutally excavates an entire personal history of mental illness. The difficult subjects are balanced with beautifully expressive chibi art and splashes of pink. Reading this did make me feel less lonely. --Moli

Citizen 13660

Miné Okubo

$19.95

The Pervert

Michelle Perez

$17.98 $16.54

Palestine

Joe Sacco

$24.99 $22.49

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Marjane Satrapi

$15.95 $14.67

Ghost Stories

Whit Taylor

$17.95

Whit Taylor is one of the most skillful writers I know working today. These stories deftly manipulate intimacy and distance to create dramatic tension, all the while anchored by deceptively simple marker art. The first story's wrenching twist, in particular, is a perfect depiction of a rough subject. --Moli

American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang

$10.99 $10.11