Inbox/Outbox: April 24, 2015

In Inbox/Outbox, we document the rhythm of readers’ lives by sharing comics we acquired, the comics we finished, and the next comics we plan to read each week.

Inbox (Comics Acquired)

one-year-americaOne Year in America by Elisabeth Belliveau (Conundrum Press)

Panelteers Brenna and Hattie have turned me on to the awesomeness that is Conundrum Press, and a few gems arrived in my mailbox this week. One in particular that caught my eye is the story of ice skater Katarina Witt’s social downfall by posing in Playboy over the course of a year. I grew up hooked on ice skating, and loved Katarina Witt, so this is amazing.

In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust and Stephane Heuet (Liveright, July 13)

My book nerd senses are so excited about this book. Proust. As a comic. I read about one third of Swann’s Way in prose. So, this means I will finally read some Proust!

Outbox (Comics Finished)

nimonaNimona by Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen, May 12)

I’ll say it right now: this book is going to be really hard to beat as my favorite of 2015. It’s adorable, funny, heartwarming, and the two main characters are excellent. The cast is diverse. It’s got many drawings of sharks and a character called Sir Goldenloin. What more could I want in a comic?

Kaptara #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod (Image Comics)

A gay Indian man. In space. Was this written for me? Seriously, though, this comics is so fun. It’s full of psychedelic art and weird creatures and the main character’s sense of humor is on point. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

spectatorsThe Spectators by Victor Hussenot (Nobrow, June 9)

This comic looks gorgeous. GORGEOUS. It’s a philosophical book about the meaning and nature of life. And did I mention how beautiful it is?

Not Funny Ha-Ha by Leah Hayes (Fantagraphics, August 8)

This graphic novel is about two women who have abortions. It takes the reader through the process, from talking to their families about it to the actual procedure, and it presents this difficult information in a straightforward way. This has been a comic I’ve had my eye on for awhile, as I like to read about difficult issues presented in a comic form.

How about you? What comics did you read this week?


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