Art Spiegelman's Picks

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  • City of Glass

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312423605
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2004
    First published in 1985, 'City of Glass' stands as the first installment of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Here, it has been brilliantly transformed into a graphic novel that loses none of the nuance of the original. It even gains in effect, due to the collaborative imaginative effort that brings it successfully to this format: 'Machine-like, fitful, alternating between slow and rapid gestures, rigid and yet expressive, as if the operation were out of control, strict, not quite corresponding to the will that lay behind it.' Black-and-white illustration throughout. 144p.
  • Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend

    By Winsor McCay

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486213477
    • Publisher: Dover publications
    • Published: June 1973
    A reprinting of the first edition of the pioneering comic book provides insight into the history of the cartoon and the character of turn-of-the-century America
  • Ice Haven

    By Daniel Clowes

    Our Price: $6.95 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375714696
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: January 2011
    Originally published in a somewhat different form as part of Daniel Clowes's occasional comic book Eightball, this piece finds Clowes moving beyond the withering satire of his earlier works to a more nuanced style. Readers will wince even as they feel sympathy for the self-deluded characters who reside in Ice Haven. This group of oddballs plays out their stories against the mysterious disappearance of a little boy named David Goldberg, whose possible murder recalls the Leopold and Loeb case. Clowes unfolds the multi-faceted story as a series of brief comics, some drawn in a wildly cartoony style, others in his well-known 20th-centeury style. Color illus. 88p.
  • Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? (Toon Books)

    By Toon Books

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781935179085
    • Publisher: Toon Books
    • Published: February 2011
    Silly Lilly tries out a new job every day of the week, from acrobat to vampire.
  • The Arrival

    By Shaun Tan

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780439895293
    • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
    • Published: October 2007
    This visually stunning and incredibly moving graphic story is hauntingly beautiful. The story of immigration, family, magic, labor and humanity is one of the most original children's stories in recent memory. A classic to be read again and again, this tale has to be seen to be believed. This perfect book speaks in images only, invoking the adage, 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' (Ages: 9 & up).
  • The Drowned and the Saved

    By Primo Levi

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679721864
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: April 1989
    By the end of his life, Primo Levi had become increasingly convinced that the lessons of the Holocaust were destined to be lost as it took a place among the routine atrocities of history. This book is a dark meditation on the meaning of the Nazi extermination after the passing of forty years. 203p.
  • The Wild Party: The Lost Classic by Joseph Moncure March

    By Joseph Moncure March

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706431
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 1999
    Spiegelman's sinister and wild b&w drawings give charged new life to Joseph March's poem fable of dark Prohibition-era morality. A lost classic from 1928, 'It's the book that made me want to be a writer.' -- William Burroughs. 119p. Pap.
  • The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    By Michael Chabon

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007149834
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: April 2008
    For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a 'temporary' safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaska control, and their dream iscoming to an end. Or is it? Amidst all this, homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. What? A murder right under his nose? The chess macher did it? Oy!!
  • This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

    By Tadeusz Borowski

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140186246
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 1992
    Published in Poland after WWII, this collection of concentration camp stories depicts atrocious war crimes becoming an unremarkable part of a daily routine. Prisoners eat, work, sleep, and fall in love a few yards from where other prisoners are systematically slaughtered. The will to survive overrides compassion, and the line between the normal and abnormal wavers, than vanishes. Borowski, a concentration camp victim himself, understood what human being will do to endure the unendurable. 180p.
  • Zig and Wikki In Something Ate My Homework

    By Toon Books

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781935179023
    • Publisher: Toon Books
    • Published: April 2010
    Cyclopean alien Zig and his best friend, the robotic encyclopedia Wikki, travel to a distant planet in search of a new lifeform to use as a pet, a distant planet called: Earth! There, Zig and Wikki find themselves suprisingly small compared to Earth creatures, and their quest to tame titanic dragonflies, toads, and raccoons is a dangerous one indeed. Full of wildlife facts! (Ages: 4-8).

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