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I found ‘Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection’ randomly in the back room today, along with ‘Defiance: Resistance Book 2.’ I remember reading the first Defiance, but we didn’t have that in the store so i’m just going to see if i can still follow along.

Trickster i just got done and it’s a really great graphic novel. It’s twenty Native American tales written by Native writers and drawn by a lot of accomplished artists. 

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Sunday afternoon consists of tea, and reading Anya’s Ghost. 

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One of my favorite graphic novels of 2011, The Death Ray is brilliant. 

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Going back through my Batman graphic novels tonight. 

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I’m starting Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” graphic novel series. Another i’ve put on the back burner for so long. I know how great these are, it’s just in between all the new stuff I have to read and the old stuff I have to catch up on, sigh. #graphicnovelwoes. I’m glad I can sit down and actually read/gawk/admire at all the illustrations and the story. 

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Today has been a Jacques Tardi day. If you ever want a great story with some really great art work, pick up a Tardi book.  Go with “West Coast Blues” or “It Was the War of the Trenches,” if you’re a first time reader. “The Arctic Marauder” has phenomenal art work, even more so if you’re into steampunk, but it really has a terrible story. Okay, not terrible but not great. I would hate for a first time Jacques Tardi reader to start off with the arctic. It’s one of those graphic novels comic historians get or people who really just dig comics for the illustrations. I am however very happy they reissued it from the 1972 version. It’s one of those books that i keep in my collection just to have. But the first two that I stated to start off with are excellent books that you should read. 

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