DRAWN & QUARTERLY
FOLLIES OF RICHARD WADSWORTH GN
This debut collection showcases Nick Maandag's signature blend of deadpan satire and exceedingly unexpected plot twists. In "Night School," a class goes awry when a fire alarm brings the Chief to school and he decides to stick around to teach the students a thing or two about leadership-and discipline. "The Disciple," is a yarn about a co-ed Buddhist monastery, where Brother Bananas, the resident gorilla, isn't the only one having difficulty keeping his lust tucked safely under his robe. In Maandag's hands-hands that love to toy with morally ambiguous characters and flirt with absurdity-troubled men make poor decisions, unlikable characters gain our sympathies through their very haplessness, and laughs ensue, riotously.
Grass is a powerful anti-war graphic novel, offering up firsthand the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, a disputed chapter in 20th century Asian history. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee's strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace.
HANDBOOK TO LAZY PARENTING GN
The Handbook to Lazy Parenting is bestselling cartoonist Guy Delisle's final tribute to the frequently hilarious and absurd situations that any parent will find themselves in when raising young children-all told with Delisle's trademark sarcastic wit. But even as Delisle's children grow older, wiser, and less interested in their father's antics, Delisle has no shortage of bad parenting stories, only now, sometimes, the joke is on him! Delisle tells relatable stories of parenthood, the mistakes we have trouble admitting to, and the impulse that we all sometimes have to give a comically serious answer to a child's comically serious question.