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147210689X
Paperback:Marbles, mania, depression, Michelangelo, & me:2013
Author: Forney, Ellen
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Robinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Shortly before her 30th birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She then began a long struggle over many years to find mental stability while retaining her creativity. Darkly funny and intensely personal, her memoir provides a humorous but authentic glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist's work, as she shares her own story through black-and-white graphic images and prose. General adult
248 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1848192959
Paperback:At war with yourself, a comic about post-traumatic stress and the military:2016
Author: Williams, Samuel
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Resource type: Physical
Note: Sharing experiences of living with post-traumatic stress disorder, this documentary-style comic follows two ex-military personnel. From looking for quick exits in coffee shops to re-experiencing traumatic events without warning, they explain how the illness affects them and discuss coping strategies and treatments. General adult
32 pages, chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1444934007
Hardback:Illegal:2017
Author: Colfer, Eoin
Author: Donkin, Andrew
Artist: Rigano, Giovanni
Author: Dickey, Chris
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: A powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister. Ages 5 - 12
122 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 27 cm (hbk)
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022409971X
Hardback:Everything is teeth:2015
Author: Wyld, Evie
Artist: Sumner, Joe
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Evie Wyld was a girl obsessed with sharks. Spending summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales, she fell for the creatures. Their teeth, their skin, their eyes; their hunters and their victims. 'Everything is Teeth' is a delicate and intimate collection of the memories she brought home to England, a book about family, love and the irresistible forces that pass through life unseen, under the surface, ready to emerge at any point. General adult
1 volume (unpaged), chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm (hbk)
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0224046624
Hardback:Ethel & Ernest:1998
Author: Briggs, Raymond
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, from their first, chance encounter to their deaths, with nothing invented and nothing embroidered, told in Briggs' unique strip-cartoon format. General adult
103 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1912233347
Hardback:Scarlet Hood:2018
Author: Evans, Mark
Artist: Lundie, Isobel
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Scribo
Resource type: Physical
Note: Scarlet has just moved to Norway with her parents. She is unhappy at school, where she has become the target of a merciless bully called Angrboda the Cruel. One day, she is given a magical scarlet hood by her grandmother, which allows her to travel back in time to the age of the Vikings and confront a fire-breathing dragon. Her adventures will reveal to Scarlet an inner strength she never knew that she had, and teach her about the power of understanding. Ages 5 - 12
52 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1849057095
Paperback:Dad's not all there any more:[2016]
Author: Demetris, Alex
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Singing Dragon
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Pete started hallucinating clowns in the corner his son knew something wasn't quite right. Here, Alex Demetris draws on his father's experience of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) to shed light on the condition. Exploring both physical and mental changes, this comic shows how LBD symptoms affect people with the condition and their loved ones. General adult
1 volume (unpaged), chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0224064401
Hardback:Persepolis, the story of a childhood:2003
Author: Satrapi, Marjane
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: This work paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds immediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary, is immensely moving.
ill. ; 230mm (hbk)
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0545540615
Hardback:Ghosts:2016:First edition
Author: Telgemeier, Raina
Artist: Lamb, Braden
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Hardback
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Graphix
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: there are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own. Ages 5 - 12
239 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1606998951
Hardback:Invisible ink, my mother's secret love affair with a famous cartoonist:2015
Author: Griffith, Bill
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is the renowned cartoonist's first long-form graphic work - a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother's secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and '60s. 'Invisible Ink' unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and '60s as seen through his mother's and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew. General adult
208 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm (hbk)
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1472137124
Paperback:From a dark place, how a family coped with drug addiction:2017
Author: Husband, Tony
Author: Husband, Paul
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Robinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life. This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future. General adult
72 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 18 cm (pbk)
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160699557X
Paperback:Today is the last day of the rest of your life:2013
Author: Lust, Ulli
Year: 2013
Language: English, German
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the German Published outside the British Isles This is a graphic memoir which tells how, back in 1984, a rebellious, 17-year-old and punked-out Ulli Lust set out for a wild hitchhiking trip across Italy, from Naples through Verona and Rome, ending up in Sicily. General adult
462 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0224074407
Hardback:Persepolis 2:2004
Author: Satrapi, Marjane
Year: 2004
Language: English, French
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Persepolis' ended in a cliffhanger in 1984, just as 14 year old Marjane was leaving behind her home in Tehran, escaping fundamentalism and the war in Iraq to begin a new life in the West. Here we follow her through the next eight years of her life - four years in Vienna, and four years back in Iran. General adult Translated from the French
187 p., ill. ; 24 cm (hbk)
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159643774X
Paperback:This one summer:2014
Author: Tamaki, Mariko
Artist: Tamaki, Jillian
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: First Second
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Every summer, Rose goes with her mum and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different, Rose's mum and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. It's a summer of secrets and sorrow and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. Teenagers
320 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0224080512
Paperback:Fun home, a family tragicomic:2006
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Meet Alison's father, obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. General adult
232 p., chiefly ill. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0224096087
Hardback:Dotter of her father's eyes:2012
Author: Talbot, Mary M.
Artist: Talbot, Bryan
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Part personal history, part biography, this book contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. General adult
89 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0571325149
Hardback:Killing and dying:2015
Author: Tomine, Adrian
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: From the master of the small gesture, this collection of stories and characters comprises a fraught, realist masterpiece about the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, and the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the 21st century. General adult
128 pages, chiefly illustrations (hbk)
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0224079204
Paperback:Epileptic:2006
Author: B., David
Year: 2006
Language: English, French
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: 2005 'Epileptic' is the story of David B.'s brother's battle with epilepsy. It is also a self-examination by the author, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family's troubled history, as well as his own youthful fantasy life. General adult Translated from the French
361 p., chiefly ill. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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1406306479
Paperback:Raven's gate, The power of five:2010
Author: Lee, Tony
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
Author: Reardon, Dom
Author: O'Connor, Lee
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police, he's sent to be fostered in Yorkshire. It's not long before he senses there's something wrong with his guardian, with the whole village. Then Matt learns about the Old Ones and begins to understand just how he's different. But no one will believe him, no one can help.
Title series: The power of five
ca. 176 p., chiefly ill. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0571241328
Hardback:Habibi:[2011]
Author: Thompson, Craig
Year: [2011]
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Habibi', based on a Middle Eastern fable, tells the story of Dodola, who escapes being sold into slavery and rescues an abandoned baby she names Zam. They live in isolation in an old boat in the desert. As they age their relationship shifts from mother and son, to brother and sister and eventually lovers. General adult
655 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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