Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2020) Nominees Round Up, November 14 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Great Graphic Novels nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

King of King Court by Travis Dandro
Drawn and Quarterly
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
ISBN: 978-1770463592

Life wasn’t easy for Travis growing up with a drug-addicted birth father, alcoholic step-dad, and a depressed mom caught between them all. As a kid, Dandro would escape into his own world of make-believe, nature explorations, and drawing. The lasting effects of poverty, abuse, and addiction are laid bare in every page of this memoir. As Travis grows into a teenager and eventually adulthood, his drawings remain stuck in the past, as one can still see the hurt child deep inside.

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Women in Comics: Looking Ahead to 2017

Though it may be tough to believe that a new year has begun, 2017 is here and it brings with it some great comics by women! Below are some exciting comics that will be released in the coming months. Take a look and find something fun for this brand new year.

Mighty Captain Marvel coverSquirrel Meets World coverBatgirl and Birds of Prey cover

2017 is going to be a great year for superhero comics written by women. Marvel has a number of options coming up that are both by women and about women, with three debuting next August. Over the span of just a couple of weeks, we’ll see The Unstoppable Wasp, Vol. 1: Unstoppable! by Jeremy Whitley with art by Elsa Charretier, The Mighty Captain Marvel by Margaret Stohl with art by Ramon Rosanas, and Sif: Journey Into Mystery by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Kathryn Immonen with art by Ryan Stegman, Valerio Schiti, and Pepe Larraz. Versions of all of these character tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe or will in the future, so they are great options for those who love the movies and want to start reading the comics too. There will even be options for those who aren’t fans of comics, with The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World novel by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale coming out at the beginning of February. Continue reading Women in Comics: Looking Ahead to 2017