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‘It’s anyone’s guess what the commissioning editors are smoking in the graphic novels department of Jonathan Cape, but when the results are this interesting, why inquire? ... Total Lynchian disorder … What style!’ Tim Martin, Daily Telegraph


3” MARC-ANTOINE MATHIEU A thrillingly inventive visual mystery, told in 3 seconds – it’s up to you to provide the solution

JULY £14.99

This is a detective mystery. It lasts only 3 seconds. Which is enough time for a particle of light to travel 900,000 kilometres. And as you follow it on its journey – through scenes of deadly drama and seeming innocence, as far as deep space and back – look into the blind spots and corners. There are clues there: connections between the characters, motives, intrigues, crimes and plots. You are the detective. Find the solution.


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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth ISABEL GREENBERG A debut graphic novel of stunning beauty, huge originality and brilliant story-telling by a young British author of huge promise

OCTOBER £16.99 A long time after the Big Bang, but long before giant reptiles first began to swim about the watery oceans of our planet, there is a little-known segment of Earth’s history. This era, this unrecorded time, is known to those who study it as Early Earth. Early Earth has two poles, North and South, where live two distinct peoples, the Nords and the Su-its, who on the whole have nothing to do with each other, first because they rarely venture from their own lands, and second because – like magnets – they actually repel each other. So when a Nordic explorer finds his way to the South Pole and falls in love with a Su-it girl, their story is likely to be tragic. Theirs is just one of the tales in this wonderful book. Others tell of three sisters who find a lost baby and adopt him, but, each one wanting him for herself, they persuade the Medicine Man to split him into three … with dire consequences; the boy becomes a storyteller and travels the Earth to strange lands telling his epic tales.


Lighter Than My Shadow KATIE GREEN A beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately heartlifting graphic memoir

OCTOBER £20.00

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast. But in any life a set of circumstances can collide, and normal behaviour might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the vulnerable, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.


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Lighter Than My Shadow – Katie Green


Lighter Than My Shadow – Katie Green


The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil STEPHEN COLLINS ‘An amazing book. Completely original. Surreal, yet believable.’ Raymond Briggs

MAY £16.99 On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless. Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying, unstoppable…monster*! Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, most importantly, are they going to do with Dave? The first book from a new leading light of UK comics, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a fable worthy of Roald Dahl. It is about life, death and the meaning of beards. (*We mean a gigantic beard, basically.)


Drowntown ROBBIE MORRISON & JIM MURRAY ‘Robbie Morrison writes the kind of high octane action and strong characterization that good stories need.’ Dave Gibbons, coauthor of Watchmen

JUNE £12.99 The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval.The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium. Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power and influence. Struggling aqua-courier Gina Cassel learns that young love can be a dangerous game when she becomes romantically involved with the heir to the Drakenberg Corporation, which aims to control both the environment and the future of human evolution.


The Property RUTU MODAN The award-winning author of Exit Wounds returns with a story about secrets, money and the complex bonds of love

JULY £16.99 After the death of her son, Regina Segal takes her granddaughter Mica to Warsaw, hoping to reclaim a family property lost during World War II. As they get to know modern Warsaw, Regina is forced to recall difficult things about her past, and Mica begins to wonder if maybe their reasons for coming aren’t a little different than her grandmother led her to believe. Rutu Modan offers up a world populated by prickly senior citizens, officious public servants, and stubborn women – a world whose realism is expressed alternately in the absurdity of people’s behaviour, and in the complex consequences of their sacrifices. Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, The Property is a triumph of storytelling and fine lines.


The Great War JOE SACCO ‘Sacco’s work [is] the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium.’ – GQ

OCTOBER £20.00 AN ILLUSTRATED PANORAMA WITH AN ESSAY BY ADAM HOCHSCHILD Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomise the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted a few months later. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoonist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot-long wordless panorama: from the riding exercises of General Douglas Haig to the legions of British soldiers going ‘over the top’ and being cut down in no-man’s-land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse. Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco’s illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in history.


MARGUERITE ABOUET & CLEMENT OUBRERIE

£15.99

LYNDA BARRY

£16.99

ALISON BECHDEL

£16.99

£14.99

KATE BEATON

£12.99

STEVE BELL

£16.99


HANNAH BERRY

£12.99

£14.99

JOHN BROADLEY

£16.99

RAYMOND BRIGGS

£10.99

CHARLES BURNS

£16.99

£12.99


DANIEL CLOWES

£12.99

£8.99

£12.99

ROBERT CRUMB

£14.99

£14.99

£10.00

£18.99


GUY DELISLE

£16.99

£12.99

£12.99

BRECHT EVENS

£14.99

JULIAN HANSHAW

£14.99

£14.99

£16.99


NICK HAYES

DAVID HEATLEY

£18.99

DAVID HUGHES

£16.99

SHIRLEY HUGHES

£25.00

SIMONE LIA

£12.99


JOE MATT

RUTU MODAN

£12.99

£14.99

£14.99

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER

£16.99

£16.99

£16.99

£16.99


JOE SACCO

£20.00

£18.99

£14.99

SETH

£14.99

£14.99

£16.99


POSY SIMMONDS

£20.00 £11.99

£12.99

£16.99


BRYAN TALBOT

£16.99

£16.99

£16.99

BRYAN & MARY TALBOT

£18.99 £14.99


CHRIS WARE

£30.00 £16.99

£14.99

JOFF WINTERHART

£16.99

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