Richard McGuire's graphic novel "Here" covers thousands of years from one fixed corner of a living room in a suburban house. It's not a book to read as much as to experience, a perfect browsable companion for any time, any place.
Lauren Redniss' "Radioactive" tells the love story and scientific collaboration of Pierre and Marie Curie during the 19th and 20th centuries. It's a stunning combination of art and text that expresses much more than biographical events. Here's a look at this compelling, unusual book that uses glow-in-the-dark ink on its cover.
Ginsberg's "Howl" and Dante's "Divine Comedy" and the life story of Anne Frank are being published as graphic books in the upcoming weeks. They look interesting, especially the movie "Howl," which is the purpose for the graphic book (as movie tie-in). Here's a look at what's on the horizon, plus links to the "Howl" movie trailer and a YouTube video of the Frank biography.
I read an advance copy of David Small's graphic (as in comic-strip style) memoir this weekend. It's as gripping as I thought it would be. Here's a review.