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A Happy Thanksgiving to Those Who Celebrate!

For some Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of festive family celebrations and expressing gratitude. For many others, it’s more complicated than that for numerous reasons. But if you’re reading this newsletter, we can all agree that comics are a great way to share stories, express emotions, and teach others about different events and cultures. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

Bookish Goods

A black mug with white text that says "Yes! I really do need all these comic books"

Comic Book Mug by JustfingersCreations

This is just the thing to show off to your judgey relatives this holiday season. You can personalize it, too! $19

New Releases

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Tower of God Volume One by S.I.U.

The popular webtoon is now available in graphic novel format! Whether you’re new to Bam’s quest to help his friend Rachel escape the challenging Tower (assuming she wants to be rescued…) or are eager to relive his adventures all over again, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

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It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth by Zoe Thorogood

Ever feel like your life is falling apart? Thorogood did, and as a cartoonist, she decided there was only one thing to do: make a graphic novel about it. The result is this all-too-relatable tale, told over a period of six months, about trying to dig yourself out of the holes that life seems determined to throw you in. Maybe things won’t be perfect in the end, but you’ll at least have learned something about yourself along the way.

For a more comprehensive list of new releases, check out our New Books newsletter!

Riot Recommendations

Today’s Riot Rec theme is: Indigenous creators! November is Indigenous Heritage Month, and narratives around Thanksgiving often suppress or distort Indigenous perspectives. While it is always a good time to read comics by Indigenous creators, it is especially appropriate today.


The 500 Hundred Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book by Gord Hill

From the day the first Europeans arrived in the Americas, Indigenous peoples fought back to protect their land and autonomy. This comic relates how their courageous struggles changed world history, even if they did not always win their battles.

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The Woman in the Woods and Other North American Stories by Various Authors

Do your kids — or you — like folk tales? The “Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales” series is for you! This anthology features updated versions of Indigenous stories from across the country. Written and illustrated by a diverse set of creators, this comic is both fun and educational.

A Havanese puppy cocking her head and generally being perfect

Whatever your plans are for today, I hope you go into them with gusto. To make your day a little more special, here is my dog Poppy looking just adorable.