(W.W. Norton) Cathy Malkasian’s EARTHA is an expansive tale of pastoral life, city corruption, greed, and addictions, and reverberates with questions plaguing us today, such as the alienating effects of hyper-connectivity and the self-destructive obsession with novelty.
Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe/Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley’s comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures.
(Papercutz) The Little Mermaid is Hans Christian Andersen’s most celebrated tale and is beautifully adapted here as a graphic novel by the Eisner Award-nominated duo Metaphrog (Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers), winners of The Sunday Herald Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016, and authors of the acclaimed The Red Shoes and Other Tales.
(Fitzhenry & Whiteside) Peter, Santiago and Ahab are fishermen through and through. The sea is the place where they spend their lives. Still, they have dreams of other places and when the sea is gentle the fishermen talk of those fantasies — of sand dunes and camels, of hot-air balloons high up in the clouds, of fields full of rainbow-coloured tulips. On one of those dreamy days the fishermen make an extra special catch — a lobster as white as the clouds of Santiago's daydreams.