a new GN source?

Recommend books, comics, graphic novels, etc.
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a new GN source?

Post by J-Minter » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:19 pm

I usually peruse Borders first when I can catch the bus to the bigger towns, and then I check out local nerderies, but so far, I can't find much to interest me. They have plenty of big names and some smaller good stuff (I actually found a copy of Daisy Kutter in a store behind a bar, which surprised me, because nobody around me has even heard of Flight or Kazu), but right now I'm looking for A: some recommended reading, and B: a good shop source (online).

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Post by William Ward » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:59 am

What do you like?

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Post by J-Minter » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:05 pm

I personally prefer stuff that is willing to stay solid with both the art and the writing (not a fan of manga, for some reason). For example, I loved Blankets. I'm looking for more stuff like that. I'm always open to new material, though, so I'd love any recommendations.
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Post by nateomedia » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:37 pm

It's really hard to make recommendations when you don't know what a person has read. You mention loving Blankets, but is that because you love the subject matter (genre) or the quality of the work?

Sticking with the same genre (auto-bio), have you tried anything by Adrian Tomine? Jessica Abel's La Perdida? John Porcellino's King-Cat? Seth's Palookaville?

Going a little further afield: How about Charles Burn's Blackhole? Hernandez Bros. Love & Rockets? Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library?

Paul Pope? Robert Crumb? Jeff Smith? Daniel Clowes?

As far as shopping online goes, just go to Amazon. You're not going to beat their prices.

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