Award-winning cartoonist Ben Katchor picks the best graphic pieces of the year.
“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).
“This year’s Best American Comics is too good to pass up. It’s great from before it even begins in earnest…Luminaries such as Joe Sacco, Bill Griffith, and Ed Piskor are all in attendance, but pay attention to the work of the slightly lesser-known talents: the cheerful body horror of Ben Duncan, the medium-stretching abstraction of Deb Sokolow, the evocative diaries of Gabrielle Bell, the hard-core punk inks of Josh Bayer, and the charming crudity of Sienna Cittadino, just to name a few of the more memorable entrants.”—Vulture
"What a book like Best American Comics does is provide both the practitioner and the reader with a wonderful roadmap and source of inspiration–and, by the way, entertainment and enrichment."—Comics Grinder
“Editors Ben Katchor and Bill Kartalopoulos are this year’s team for The Best American Comics 2017, which pulls together a smorgasbord of great talent in an anthology format and provides a superb starting point for adult readers to experience the breadth and depth of what graphic novels can offer.” —Library Journal
“This twelfth volume in the annual Best American Comics…casts a wide net, encompassing fiction and nonfiction graphic books, work in magazines, self-published minicomics, and online comics… the bulk of [which] are from younger and lesser-known creators that are producing boldly idiosyncratic work…[and] grants exposure to a cadre of challenging artists who are likely to be unknown to even the most avid comics fan.”—Booklist
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