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Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir

By Pedro Martin Publisher: Guppy Books ISBN: 978916558069 It’s the late 70s, and American-born Pedro has been told that the entire family is off to Mexico to collect his grandfather. Pedro’s parents, and half his siblings, are Mexican immigrants, while the rest of the kids are, like Pedro, born in the USA. All in all, […]

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The English GI

By Jonathan Sandler and Brian Bicknell, adapted from Bernard Sandler’s autobiographyPublisher: Graphic MemoirISBN: 9798793377874 Ever so occasionally I’m sent a book that is a genuine surprise. This is one of those books. Using the 1995 autobiography of Bernard Sandler, Bernard’s grandson, Jonathan, has adapted the work, along with illustrator Brian Bicknell. Together they’ve created an […]

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By Zara Slattery Publisher: Myriad Editions ISBN: 9781912408665 Storytelling is a strange art. Finding the hook that draws in the reader comes in many different forms. And it certainly helps if that hook is an original one. I wasn’t anticipating the story in Coma – I thought it would exclusively be a trippy, Gaimenesque journey […]

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No Country

By Patrice Aggs & Joe Brady Published By: David Fickling Books ISBN: 978-1-78845-183-3 In recent years The Phoenix Comic has carved out a solid reputation as a great comic for kids. A good mix of stories, from adventure to humour, across many genres. Many of them have been collated into collections (my favourite still being […]

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A New Jerusalem

By Benjamin Dickson Publisher: New Internationalist ISBN: 9781780264424 A New Jerusalem is a story of new beginnings at the end of WW2 where an eleven-year-old boy awaits the return of his father. They live in Bristol, heavily bombed during the war, where rationing still bites and children play amongst the bombed-out detritus of other people’s […]

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The Best We Could Do

By Thi Bui Publisher: Abrams Comicsarts ISBN: 9781419718779 I’m a little too young to remember the Vietnam war and its aftermath, but not the slew of retrospective and gung-ho movies and comics that followed it. Pretty much all of these seemed to focus on a small group or an individual who valiantly took the fight […]

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