Monday, January 01, 2007

Taking Stock, II

These were my favorite non-superhero comics of 2006:

I. Graphic novels:

Jessica Abel, La Perdida, (Pantheon).

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragi-Comic, (Houghton Mifflin).

Renée French, The Ticking, (Top Shelf).

Miriam Katin, We Are On Our Own, (Drawn & Quarterly).

II. Story Collections:

Gabrielle Bell, Lucky, (Drawn & Quarterly).

Dupuy & Berberian, Get A Life, (Drawn & Quarterly).

Jaime Hernandez, Ghost of Hoppers, (Fantagraphics).

Megan Kelso, The Squirrel Mother, (Fantagraphics).

Lauren Weinstein, Girl Stories, (Henry Holt).

III. Strip Collections:

Roz Chast, Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006, (Bloomsbury USA)

IV. Single Issue/Story:

Gabrielle Bell, My Affliction, a mini-comic.

Ivan Brunetti, Schizo #4, (Fantagraphics).

Gilbert Hernandez, New Tales of Old Palomar #1, (Fantagraphics).

V. Anthology:

MOME, (Fantagraphics; quarterly).

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