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Rice Boy

by Peter Dabbene

Mythic, surreal, whimsical, colorful, and masterful, Evan Dahm’s webcomic classic "Rice Boy" has been conveniently collected in a print edition. "Rice Boy" follows the title character on a winding quest to satisfy an ancient prophecy,... Read More

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Jeff Steinberg

by Peter Dabbene

A video-store clerk is the only one who can save the Earth in the slacker-comedy graphic novel Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth. By fluke, Jeff Steinberg—a thoroughly mediocre person—is chosen by aliens to compete in a contest to... Read More

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Poppies of Iraq

by Peter Dabbene

Brigitte Findakly, along with her husband, cartoonist Lewis Trondheim, provides perspective on the history of Iraq through her graphic memoir, "Poppies of Iraq". Findakly grew up in Iraq. Her book begins with a memory of visiting the... Read More

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Marco Polo

by Peter Dabbene

Marco Tabilio’s gorgeous graphic novel "Marco Polo" vividly relates the story of the famed explorer. This graphic biography encompasses Polo’s whole life, showing not just his time in the court of Kublai Khan but also the influences... Read More

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Pantheon

by Peter Dabbene

Hamish Steele presents a coherent story about how all the Egyptian gods fit together, in his humorous, irreverent graphic novel "Pantheon". Beginning with a handy family tree of Egyptian gods, "Pantheon" weaves accounts from various... Read More

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