Eisner Week is held every March in honor of Will Eisner, one of the most influential graphic novel writers and artists, his legacy, celebrating comics, graphic novels, graphic literacy, and free speech.
And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir / Margaret Kimball.
A beautifully illustrated memoir and empathetic investigation into a family’s history with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and one woman’s quest to find healing among what remains
The Body Factory: From the First Prosthetics to the Augmented Human / Heloise Chochois.
A graphic novel exploring amputation, revealing details about famous amputees throughout history, the invention of the tourniquet, phantom limb syndrome, types of prostheses, and transhumanist technologies.
Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America / Box Brown.
A graphic-novel history of the inextricable link between racism and cannabis legislation in America explores how lawmakers decried and intentionally misclassified cannabis as a dangerous vice of “inferior races.”
Daytripper / by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá ; with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot.
Presents key moments in the life of Bras de Oliva Domingos, a Brazilian writer and sometime journalist, and the son of a prominent author, as if each episode would turn out to be the day in which he was about to die.
Die. Volume 1, Fantasy heartbreaker / Kieron Gillen, writer ; Stephanie Hans, artist ; Clayton Cowles, letterer ; Rian Hughes, designer ; Chrissy Williams, editor.
DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players.
Invisible Kingdom. Volume 1, Walking the path / writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Christian Ward ; letterer, Sal Cipriano.
In a small solar system in a far-flung galaxy, two women — one a young religious acolyte and the other a hard-bitten freighter pilot –uncover a conspiracy between the leaders of the most dominant religion and an all-consuming mega-corporation. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair must decide where their loyalties lie — and risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth
Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio / Derf Backderf.
A commemorative 50th anniversary graphic-novel account of the May 4, 1970 shootings of Vietnam War college student protesters by the Ohio National Guard draws on in-depth interviews to profile the tragedy’s four victims.
Lore Olympus. Volume one / Rachel Smythe.
Persephone, young goddess of spring, was raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, her mother allows her to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place–and her own power.
Paper girls. Volume 1 / Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Cliff Chiang ; colors, Matt Wilson ; letters, Jared K. Fletcher.
Supernatural mysteries and suburban drama collide in the early hours after the Halloween of 1988 for four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls.
Sabrina / by Nick Drnaso
When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens.
The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes / Neil Gaiman.
An occultist attempting to summon and imprison Death instead traps her younger brother Morpheus, the Sandman, who, after eventually escaping imprisonment, must regain his lost objects of power while on an arduous journey.
Seek You: A Journey through American Loneliness / Kristen Radtke.
When Kristen Radtke was in her twenties, she learned that, as her father was growing up, he would crawl onto his roof in rural Wisconsin and send signals out on his ham radio. Those CQ calls were his attempt to reach somebody–anybody–who would respond. In Seek You, Radtke uses this image as her jumping off point into a piercing exploration of loneliness and the ways in which we attempt to feel closer to one another. She looks at the very real current crisis of loneliness through the lenses of gender, violence, technology, and art. Ranging from the invention of the laugh-track to Instagram to Harry Harlow’s experiments in which infant monkeys were given inanimate surrogate mothers, Radtke uncovers all she can about how we engage with friends, family, and strangers alike, and what happens–to us and to them–when we disengage.
Stone fruit / Lee Lai.
An exhilarating and tender debut graphic novel that is an ode to the love and connection shared among three women and the child they all adore.