Do you sometimes feel all alone in the world? You aren’t the only one. SG (short for Sad Ghost) has anxious swirling thoughts and feels totally invisible. But when he meets a kindred spirit named Socks, his night begins to improve. Become a member of The Sad Ghost Club yourself, with this heart-warming story about inclusivity from Lize Meddings.
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We’ve all heard of Sigmund Freud: the founding father of psychoanalysis, interpreter of dreams, creator of the theories of repression and the Freudian slip. But we’ve heard very little about one of his earliest disciples, Howard Frink. In ‘Frink and Freud: The American Patient’, writer Pierre Pèju and artist Lionel Richerand attempt to amend this, by telling Frink’s bizarre story from beginning to end, and how he inadvertently cast a dark shadow over Freud’s professional career.
An ousted magician, banned from her guard because of patriarchal sexism. An ex-police detective who brutally lost her arm. Alone they struggle, together they form the supernatural crime fighting duo Smithers and Wing.
True love can be a tricky concept to comprehend, especially as a teenager with no experience. What constitutes love? Is it sex? Attraction? Romance? And do you need a romantic partner to be truly happy? On her summer holiday, Viola learns a lot more about love than she expected in Assia Petricelli and Sergio Ricardi’s ‘Forever’.
Imagine watching others undeservedly live in the lap of luxury due to their status whilst you struggle to pay the bills, get enough food to live, and provide for your family, working every day for a pittance. Would you think that this is fair? Protagonist Frank Owen certainly doesn’t think so in Sophie and Scarlett Rickard’s faithful graphic novel adaptation of Robert Tressell’s socialist novel, ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’.
Set in five different corners of London (East, West, North, South and Central), Ramzee’s ‘LDN’ takes us on a journey through the London underground, stopping to tell five completely different narratives. Told in short story format with unique art-styles for each tale, Ramzee gives the reader a varied social commentary on what it’s really like to live in the big city.
‘Elle(s)’ is the latest comic from Belgium-based author Kid Toussaint, and artist Aveline Stokart. Detailing the experience of new-girl at school Elle, upon first glance one might be tempted to think that is a generic coming-of-age story. What lurks beneath the surface, however, is far more interesting: mystery, false identities and evil doppelgangers collide to form this intriguing first issue.
‘FML Comics’ is an autobiographical collection of comic strips from artist and writer Natasha Natarajan. As she anecdotally navigates her way through relatable problems with self-esteem, mental health and personal growth between the period of 2016-2020, Natarajan finds herself developing as both a writer and artist, and as a person.
How is your identity constructed? What makes you special? For art student Sam, the subject of Steven Christie’s new graphic novel Turtlenecks, it’s his striking blue flower that he proudly wears every day.
In a world where plants are the enemy, police-detective Priss must choose between her love for the illegal flower she owns, or the success of her murder investigation, in which her flower’s doppelgänger is the prime suspect. Where does her allegiance really lie? Publisher: Mild Frenzy Writer: Iqbal Ali Artist: Priscilla Grippa, Ken Reynolds(Lettering) Price: […]