The Best American Comics 2017 (Hardcover)

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By Ben Katchor (Editor), Bill Kartalopoulos (Editor)
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This year's Best American Comics is so intellectually and artistically diverse you're guaranteed to find both comics and creators you adore and abhor. But every single comic in here is worth reading, whether it's the stark surrealism of Patrick Kyle, the messy intimacy of Gabrielle Bell, or the cartoonish anxieties of Seattleite Björn Miner. Editors Ben Katchor and Bill Kartalopoulos aren't interested in featuring big name publishers; they're looking for deeply personal stories and comics that take risks. The art they've chosen defies expectations and reminds readers why they love comics—it seems there's nothing the medium can't do. -Emma

— From Winter Gazette 2017


"Every last page is worth a look." --Bustle

Ben Katchor, "the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip" (New York Times Book Review), selects the best graphic pieces of the year. The Best American Comics 2017 showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to make sure "the Best American Comics brand is poised to enjoy a killer second decade" (Bookgasm).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544750364
ISBN-10: 0544750365
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Best American