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New Releases: October 4th, 2017

New Releases: October 4th, 2017

This week's highlighted new releases include a re-release of a Lynda Barry classic, Retrofit Comics release of 'Steam Clean' by Laura Ķeniņš and Prattap Chaterjee and Khalil Bendib's in-depth graphic history of electronic surveillance.

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The Good Times Are Killing Me

by Lynda Barry

 

Barry's  1998 coming-of-age classic is re-released by Drawn and Quarterly in a beautiful hardcover edition. The story of two unlikely friends that has also been adapted into an off-broadway play is considered among the pinnacle of Barry's highly regarded works. (5.5' x 7', 184 pages, Drawn and Quarterly, 2017)

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Steam Clean

by Laura Ķeniņš

 

Three friends on a European vacation take a spa night to come clean about perceptions, roles and things about the world that have been bothering them. Featuring three unique perspectives not often represented accurately in comics, Ķeniņš accompanies her narrative with beautifully drawn art. (5.5' x 7.5', 84 pages, Retrofit Comics, 2017)

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Verax: The True  History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance and Drone Warfare

 

 

by Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil Bendib

Prize-winning investigative journalist Chatterjee and talented illustrator Bendib provide a graphic history of the world of electronic surveillance in a post-9/11 world. A full and complete analysis of the history, including the technologies, it's effective on politics and media and an analysis of it's future effects on society are an educational read for those interested in the shifting landscape of modern surveillance. (240 pages, Metropolitan Books, 2017)

Inside 'Old Ground' by Noel Freibert

Inside 'Old Ground' by Noel Freibert

Inside 'Present' by Leslie Stein

Inside 'Present' by Leslie Stein