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Square Eyes

Anna Mill (and others)

Are you talking about … reality? Like … physical reality? That’s what you’re sick of?
Uh-huh.

Fin has been un-networked. She used to be a brilliant code writer, a technical genius who created ‘Corvis’, a programme so powerful, so unusual that she was untouchable. Until she wasn’t. Now she is locked out of the virtual reality systems that control society. Another woman is living in her apartment, living her life. And she can’t remember how any of this happened.

Meanwhile, people have started disappearing from the streets of the city and the programme that she wrote and company she founded might be implicated.

Square Eyes is a graphic novel about the hazy line where memory, dreams and the digital world intersect. It’s a heist story of hackers and coders told in a kaleidoscopic palette and asks: in an algorithm, who really holds the power? What is weakness? And when is it most dangerous?

Reborn

Sarah Lotz

What if death isn't the end but a gateway to a whole new and exciting journey, a journey into a world filled with monsters and magic?

The story begins with an old woman dying in a hospital bed. Bonnie Black has been widowed for fourteen years and she's terrified of dying, believing there's nothing on the other side. But when she passes, Bonnie wakes up in the place we all go when we die and she's twenty-five years old.

Not heaven or hell; somewhere else.

Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you - the good and the bad. And so Bonnie sets out on a quest to find her late husband, unaware that the bad guys are also making plans . . .

You don't go to Heaven when you die. You come here.

Praise for Sarah Lotz:

'Really wonderful . . . hard to put down and vastly entertaining' Stephen King

'A ferociously imaginative story-teller' Lauren Beukes

'Dark, subtle and completely unputdownable' Sarah Pinborough

Our Story

Rao Pingru (and others)

WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN AWARD

Rao Pingru was a twenty-six-year-old soldier when he first saw the beautiful Mao Meitang. One glimpse of her through a window as she put on lipstick was enough to capture Pingru’s heart. It was a moment that sparked a union that would last almost sixty years.

But when Meitang passed away in 2008, Pingru realised that their marriage and all the small moments and memories of a life together, would be lost to history. And so at the age of eighty-eight, in an outpouring of love and grief, Pingru began to paint.

Our Story is a memorial to Pingru and Meitang’s epic romance, told through Pingru’s exquisitely detailed paintings and handwritten notes. We see Pingru and Meitang through the decades, through both poverty and good fortune, and as they grow so too does China: the nation undergoing political turmoil and seismic cultural change.

A tale both tragic and inspiring, of enduring love and simple values, Our Story is an old-fashioned romance that unfolds within the rush of a rapidly changing nation. A love letter, a work of folk art and a historical testament, Our Story is a truly unique graphic memoir.

The Drunken Sailor

Nick Hayes

The Drunken Sailor traces the life of Arthur Rimbaud: poet, surrealist, libertine and gun runner. In dazzling artwork, Nick Hayes follows Rimbaud from his youth in Ardennes to the poetry salons of Paris, from the absinthe-glazed passion of his relationship with Verlaine to his flight into the jungles of Indonesia and the deserts of Yemen and Egypt. Told entirely in Rimbaud’s own words, from a new translation of Le bateau ivre, The Drunken Sailor confirms Nick Hayes’ place as one of the most talented graphic novelists at work today.

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke

Imagine Wanting Only This is a haunting graphic memoir about leaving, and those left behind.

After the sudden death of a beloved uncle, Kristen becomes obsessed with abandoned places – derelict Midwestern mining towns, an Icelandic village preserved in volcanic ash, Cambodian temples reclaimed by jungle. At the same time, she examines what it means to be an artist, to be hungry for the next experience, to be always in transit.

Beautifully illustrated in black and white, Imagine Wanting Only This confirms Kristen Radtke as an important new voice in the comics world.

Bizarre Romance

Audrey Niffenegger (and others)

Internationally bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger and her husband, graphic artist Eddie Campbell, collaborate on this quirky, irreverent collection that celebrates and satirises love of all kinds. With thirteen different vignettes about love, loss, fairies, misbehaviour, regret, wanton wrongheadedness, cats, supernatural exterminators, spies, ghosts, more cats, more fairies, and a handful of ex-boyfriends, Bizarre Romance runs the gamut when it comes to relationships. It explores the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain weird – with Niffenegger's sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell's diverse comic styles, always with a sense of humour and cosmic justice.

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank

The first ever graphic adaptation of one of the world's most loved books

'June, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.'

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. The Diary of a Young Girl is an inspiring and tragic account of an ordinary life lived in extraordinary circumstances that has enthralled readers for generations. Published in graphic format for the first time, The Graphic Diary of Anne Frank is a stunning new adaptation of one of the greatest books of the last century.

Maximum Ride: Manga Volume 10

James Patterson

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone – or something – is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it's too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu – a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu's army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

Grandville Force Majeure

Bryan Talbot

In the middle of a gang war, wanted for murder, truly alone and outside the law, Detective Inspector LeBrock is on the run from both the police and gangster assassins, the victim of a diabolical scheme to annihilate himself and everyone he holds dear, engineered by mastermind crime lord Tiberius Koenig, one of the most despicable villains in the history of detective fiction.

A fiendishly ingenious story of love, tenacity, treachery and tragedy, this fifth, final and longest stand-alone volume of the Eisner and Hugo Award-nominated Grandville series by master storyteller and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot is a veritable rollercoaster of a detective thriller, featuring Grandville’s trademark high-octane excitement, humour and deduction on a Holmesian scale as we finally meet LeBrock’s mentor, Stamford Hawksmoor, and discover LeBrock’s untold backstory. Fan-favourite characters Detective Sergeant Roderick Ratzi and LeBrock’s vivacious fiancée, Parisian prostitute Billie are joined by a new badger in town! Enter Tasso, an Italian badger who’s bigger, meaner and uglier than LeBrock – but is he a force for good or evil? A battle royale ensues as LeBrock fights against truly outrageous odds. How can he possibly survive?

Prepare to be royally badgered!

The Making Of

Brecht Evens

Peterson, a moderately successful artist, is finally given a chance to shine at the Beerpoele biennial festival. However, upon arrving in the village, he realises the festival is a little more amateur and its organisers a little more laid-back than he had expected. Still hoping for his fifteen minutes of fame, Peterson takes matters into his own hands and tries to rally the other participants with a grandiose project. It will not go to plan.

The Making Of is a graphic novel like no other. It explodes from the confines of the page with the unique and unmistakable style that has made Brecht Evens an international sensation.

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