Archives For Graphic Novel

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church

Elaine Heath

(Yes, this book came out earlier this month, but somehow it slipped past us, and deserves to be noted here, even if we are late in doing so.)

Listen to an interview with the author about the book

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One of this week’s best new releases is…

Patience: A Graphic Novel
Daniel Clowes

Hardback: Fantagraphics, 2016
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Here is a great interview that Clowes recently did with Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review
 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Here: A Graphic Novel

By Richard McGuire

Read a review from NPR

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)


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Thomas Merton: Selected Essays
By Thomas Merton

 

Chris Hedges , Joe Sacco - Days of DestructionNot a Half-Loaf, But A Revolution?

A Feature Review of

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

Hardback: Nation Books, 2012.
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Reviewed By Jess Hale

The political conventions of the current political season have finished and I drive by a battered urban neighborhood.  As I drive, Joe Sacco’s poignant illustration’s of Camden, New Jersey and Chris Hedges’ lacerating prose come to mind. Carefully planned symbol-laden pictures and evocative political rhetoric juxtapose themselves with powerful reporting and images of Hedges and Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.   These authors take their readers on a gut-wrenching trip that begins with Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation and ends in the Occupy movement’s Zuccotti Park in New York City. As tour guides of a definitely different kind, Hedges and Sacco will introduce one to Joe Balzano, Verlyn Long Wolf,  Lolly Davis, Don Paquito, and John Friesen, instead of to aspiring national politicians.

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Jonathan Gruber - Health Care ReformKapow! It’s Health Care Reform

A Review of

Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works

Jonathan Gruber, with H.P. Newquist,

Illustrated by Nathan Schrieber.

Paperback: Hill & Wang, 2011.
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Reviewed  by Jess O. Hale, Jr.

 


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With spring bringing us Marvel’s ” Avengers” out to rave reviews and giant box office and summer looking toward a new Batman movie, what better way to tide a politically-engaged readership of comic books over than a discussion of health care reform?  Well, what if it came in the form of a graphic novel—does that help?  I hope so, as lack of health insurance and spiraling costs are quite arguably more serious threats to young adults than Loki.  Yet as we await a Supreme Court decision on the constitutional fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the more neutral shorthand for Congress’ enactment of the health reform effort that President Obama pushed for and signed, many people know more about a movie about comic book characters than about the content of what the health reform legislation actually does.  With a little help,  MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has sought to explain the nuts and bolts of health care reform in a format readily accessible to many young adults (and quite a few older folk who are at least a little young at heart) – a graphic novel.  Ably assisted by H. P. Newquist and Nathan Schreiber, Gruber has written Health Care Reform:  What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works as an explanation of the ACA for those who are not political or policy junkies.

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