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New and Under the Radar Comics

Hello readers,

We know you love comics, so we’re bringing you the best in new comics to add to your TBR, as well as some under the radar reads you might have missed in previous years. Let’s get into it!

Yellow Pop Art Pillow

Yellow Pop Art Pillow by Pillow Frenzy

This retro pop art throw pillow features the comic action word BAM! with many of the iconic elements used in comic books to express sounds. This robust yellow retro decorative pillow prominently displays a comic book inspired yellow cloudburst as well as a blue starburst with a dotted pattern background. Our Pop Art Comic Book Pillow collection of vibrant retro pillows add a brilliant splash of color to brighten any room.

New Releases

Slip by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya

Slip by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya

Right before Jade is about to leave for a summer art intensive, her best friend, Phoebe, attempts suicide. How is Jade supposed to focus on herself right now?

But at the Art Farm, Jade has artistic opportunities she’s been waiting for her whole life. And as she gets to know her classmates, she begins to fall for whimsical, upbeat, comfortable-in-her-own-skin Mary. Jade pours herself into making ceramic monsters that vent her stress and insecurities, but when she puts her creatures in the kiln, something unreal happens: they come to life. And they’re taking a stand: if Jade won’t confront her problems, her problems are going to confront her, including the scariest of them all—if Jade grows, prospers, and even falls in love this summer, is she leaving Phoebe behind?

Clementine by Tillie Walden

Clementine by Tillie Walden

Clementine is back on the road, looking to put her traumatic past behind her and forge a new path all her own.

But when she comes across an Amish teenager named Amos with his head in the clouds, the unlikely pair journeys North to an abandoned ski resort in Vermont, where they meet up with a small group of teenagers attempting to build a new, walker-free settlement.

As friendship, rivalry, and romance begin to blossom amongst the group, the harsh winter soon reveals that the biggest threat to their survival…might be each other.

Riot Recommendations

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

“Skim” is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls’ school in the early ’90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he’s (maybe) gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But then Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, and Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into “real” life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school’s semi formal. Suicide, depression, love, homosexuality, crushes, cliques of popular, manipulative peers — the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World- An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung

This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung’s experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie’s life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.

Until next time,

Sharifah

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