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After the acclaimed indie film Save the Date and the bestselling all-ages humor book Darth Vader and Son, graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely) returns to the autobiographical work that first made his reputation. In A Matter of Life, Jeffrey Brown draws upon memories of three generations of Brown men: himself, his minister father, and his preschooler son Oscar. Weaving through time, passing through the quiet suburbs and colorful cities of the midwest, their stories slowly assemble into a kaleidoscopic answer to the big questions: matters of life and death, family and faith, and the search for something beyond oneself.
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Each morning, a frail, old, bespectacled fisherman heads out to sea, leaving his doting, matronly wife at home patiently caring for the house, awaiting his return in the evening. But one evening he doesn't come home, instead accidentally snared by a much larger, industrial fishing trawler that absentmindedly carries him across the Atlantic. Back home, the village wonders what might have happened, assuming his death, but his wife refuses to give up hope. She consults a fortune teller who sees his visage in a crepe . . . alive in Cuba. Convinced her husband is still alive, she sets off on an improbable mission to save him. Completely wordless, this heartwarming and often hilarious adventure is a testament to not only the power of sequential storytelling, but the power of love itself.
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Valerie's getting dirty phone calls, but when she goes to take revenge she meets Myles, the man of her dreams. But Myles is up against Emil and Gustav, mentally unstable guns for hire. And Valerie's sister Penny's friend Marcy just wants to play her own songs, but no one in the bar tonight cares- least of all Penny's loser boyfriend Marv and his buddies Chip and Jev, who want their homeboy Mike to play the race card in a dubious scheme to get rich. But Mike has just fallen foul of a certain organisation with a lot of Ks in its name. And then there's Mister Fluffy.
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Myles and Valerie's face-off with the appallingly German Schmitt brothers takes an unexpected turn, while Marv's plans for Mike turn out to be inappropriate and then some. Meanwhile, Penny tells Marcy the sorry tale of what she caught Marv doing on the internet, Call-me-Dave comes a-calling, and love blossoms while bullets fly...
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Call-me-Dave meets his all-time hero, a he-man action star who may not quite be all he seems. Marv and Penny sit down for a particularly fateful brunch, while Myles tells Valerie how he ended up in the employ of the dastardly Mister Monsta. Meanwhile, Jev's new girlfriend turns out to be just a little too good to be true... part three of A Train Called Love, by Garth Ennis and Mark Dos Santos.
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Revelations abound as Marcy and Penny check out the local rock scene, Call-Me-Dave discovers Huck Yeager's true intentions, and Myles and Valerie's surveillance turns up something rather unexpected. Meanwhile, Marv, Mike, Chip and Jev get in over their heads with Mr. Monsta - whose surprising preoccupation with taxidermy sets alarm bells ringing. It's Part Four of the greatest love story since God met the Virgin Mary, by Garth Ennis and Mark Dos Santos!
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Penny and Marcy wake up somewhere strange, while Valerie and Myles find out the secret behind Marv's potentially disastrous scheme... but their attempts to derail his plans prove fruitless. Mike's rage at his former employers boils over (unfortunately, at the wrong person), and Penny's attempt to talk tough with Beverly leads to her getting a lesson in love.
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Call-Me-Dave comes to a shocking understanding about his path in life, while Gustav attempts to mobilize some extremely unwilling troops. Mr. Monsta makes sweet love, which is bad news for whoever's on the receiving end. Myles and Valerie prepare for a showdown - but is Valerie a little too prepared? It's too late to worry now, as Marv and his crew head for their rendezvous with fate...
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Marv shows his true colors as bullets fly and lives are snatched, while Marcy and Penny come up against another brick wall. Meanwhile, Myles and Valerie seek inspiration from above - or, at least, the next best thing.
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The full extent of Mr. Monsta's empire staggers even Gustav Schmitt, but Myles and Valerie remain undaunted - driven by their own peculiar brand of divine intervention. Penny ponders the fickle nature of love, while things begin to get better for Mike - and worse for Marv, whose pride leads him down a very foolish road indeed...
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Digital Exclusive Edition! Marv and his crew experience naked terror as Gustav Schmitt reveals his true colors, with Myles and Valerie gatecrashing the party in the worst way possible. Things escalate fast - who will survive, and what will be left of them? Meanwhile, Marcy and Penny have a breakthrough... or do they?
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Digital Exclusive Edition! The dust settles, the guns fall silent, and everyone lives happily ever after... apart from all the people that don't. Five hundred pounds of instant death shows up at Myles and Valerie's door, while Marv and Penny finally get a chance at true love, but will it be with each other? Call-Me-Dave flies off to the land of dreams, Jev gets the worst news in the world, and at long last Marcy gets to sing her own song. The cast set sail on sea of romance!
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Originally printed as a limited edition with hand drawn covers, Top Shelf presents the "final chapter" of Jeffrey Brown's so-called Girlfriend Trilogy. AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy continues to explore the subtleties of relationships explored in Clumsy and Unlikely, concentrating this time on the differences between knowing and loving someone, invoking the reader's relationship with the book as a parallel to being involved with someone. The story is told with Brown's trademark expressive drawings and juxtaposition of humor and heartache.
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Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the ALEC stories present a version of Eddie's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry."Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine"-- wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a responsible breadwinner, feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more! Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. At every point, the author's uncanny eye for irony and wry self-awareness make even the smallest occasion into an opportunity for wit and wisdom. Quite simply, ALEC is a masterpiece of visual autobiography. ALEC: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Size Omnibus) collects the previous Alec books The King Canute Crowd, Graffiti Kitchen, How to be an Artist, Little Italy, The Dead Muse, The dance of Lefey Death, After the Snooter, as well as a generous helping of rare and never-before-seen material, including an all-new 35-page book, The Years Have Pants.
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Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, a Black Foot (a "Pied-Noir," the French term for Christian and Jewish settlers of French Algeria who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence). After her grandmother's death, Olivia found some of her grandmother's journals and letters describing her homeland. Now, ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother's postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia's quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.
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Liz Prince, author of the world's cutest relationship comic, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, returns with a new comic about being -- gasp! -- SINGLE. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, American Elf is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate. This first collection includes the strip's beginnings at the end of 1998 and all of 1999. In here, James launches American Elf, rents a new apartment, cares for a sick kitty, visits Portugal, buys an iMac, and drinks a lot.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.In 2000, James greets the new millennium, teaches his first class, plays a rock show for Courtney Love, drinks a lot, eats pie in the shower, and gets punched by a fan!
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In 2012, Amy finally finds a video game she likes, Oliver kisses God, and Eli decides to grow elf ears. Meanwhile, James writes his own animated series, falls in love with Star Fox, sings with his dying father, wins the Eisner Award, wonders if he's too old for rock & roll, and decides to do the unthinkable: bring American Elf to an end.
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Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the best selling author and veteran chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster) back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!. Featuring real recipes cooked up by Bourdain himself, this horror anthology is sure to please--and scare! On a dark, haunted night, a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food. Including stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Vanesa Del Rey, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco as well as amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
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From the dark days of sleep deprivation to the cacophony of a tri-kid family, Baby Blues reveals the true dark underbelly of parenting to the delight of newspaper readers everywhere. Like a comic epidural, or butt cream on a raging diaper rash, this comic strip has helped take some of the sting out of parenting for countless parents around the world.Baby Blues transcends the comic page by fusing the award-winning imaginations of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott with familiar family life. Kirkman and Scott intuitively balance the humorous with the poignant through relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.
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Child-rearing reaches an entirely new level of delightfully messy chaos in Baby Blues: Wetter, Louder, Stickier. Battle-ready and perpetually exhausted, Daryl and Wanda team up to navigate a new front of challenges, like Zoe's enthusiasm over the ""Smoochy Boyz"" concert, deciphering baby Wren's attempts at language, and determining Hammie's place as a colon in the school play---whether ""colon"" refers to punctuation or digestion remains undetermined. Armed with ""performance-enhancing substances"" (a.k.a., chocolate donuts), the perfectly normal MacPherson family will surely bring a barrage of smiles and laughter to familiar fans with their perfectly chaotic lives. Baby Blues has enchanted new parents, grandparents, and kids alike since it first appeared on the comics pages in 1990. As the years passed, the list of newspapers carrying the feature has grown almost as fast as the MacPhersons' kids! Baby Blues now appears in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, and the adventures of America's favorite first-time parents have also been chronicled in 31 anthologies and four treasuries. In 1995, the National Cartoonists Society recognized Baby Blues as "Best Comic Strip of the Year."
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When two strangers cast coins in a Central Park fountain, their dreams and desires become supernaturally intertwined. Cal wants fame and respect and Mary craves true love from her pro quarterback boyfriend, but destiny weaves a tangled fabric. From Mike Richardson (47 Ronin, Echoes) and Eisner Award winner Paul Chadwick (Concrete, The World Below) comes Best Wishes, a Woody Allen-esque tale of New York, meme madness, fame's price, and secrets of the heart.
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 Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response when your best friend joins the grammar police? Want a quick and easy way to out-snap even the snappiest comeback? Nate Wright has the answer: a good old-fashioned wedgie! The whole gang from P.S. 38 is back for more hijinks, hilarity, and underwear hoisting in this new collection of Big Nate comics. Can Chad somehow survive on a diet of kale and soy nuts? Are Jenny and Artur EVER going to break up? And how is Nate supposed to concentrate on baseball when he's got a crush on his team's new pitcher? See for yourself! Join Nate and the rest of the crew for another unforgettable round of middle school adventures!
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR!The school year is winding down, and Nate can't wait for summer vacation:  baseball, beach trips, and…overripe bananas?  Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that's past its prime.  And that's not all that's bugging him.  Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate's expense, Artur is challenging him in the Hunny Bursts mascot contest, and his replacement social studies teacher is none other than Coach John.  In banana terms, it's all left Nate feeling a little bruised.  Can he make it to summer without slipping up? Join Nate and the gang for more shenanigans in this newest collection of Big Nate comics! 
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