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New Arrivals - Teen Comics/Graphic Novels
A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.
Basic instructions and examples teach skills for drawing manga.
"A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-- impossible though it seems-- they may still be alive" -- from publisher's web site.
"Mikito Sakurai is tired of being a punching bag for all the delinquents on campus. But what can he do? By nature he's a gentle and easygoing high school student. That all changes the night he swallows a mysterious orb and meets Zakuro, a strange kid who promises to grant his most heartfelt desire. 'When you wake up,' says the pint-sized apparition, 'you'll be stronger and better than a human.' And that's exactly what happens. Mikito wakes up with superstrength. But there's a catch. He may look the same on the outside, but deep inside lurks a monster that craves ultraviolence and the taste of human flesh. 'I used to hate the sight of blood,' says Mikito to himself, 'but now it looks so beautiful to me'"--P.  of cover.
Tools and techniques for drawing endearing Kawaii-style characters. Includes coverage of anthros, monsters, Goths, and the subgenre moe ladies.
Basic instructions and examples teach skills for drawing manga.
Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her name and identity in Christianity, but with the Boxer Rebellion in full swing and Chinese Christians facing death, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her religion or her country.
In 1898 China, Little Bao has had enough of foreign missionaries and soldiers robbing peasants, and he recruits an army of Boxers to fight to free China from its oppressors.
Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
Vol. 1: Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.
"Spike hightails it for the dark side of the moon after parting ways with his on-again, off-again love interest, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Once a terrifying vampire, Spike has grown soft. It's nothing that a vacation on a bug-filled spaceship headed for the moon can't fix. That and some heavy drinking. But his plans for self-loathing are interrupted when he's confronted by dangerous demons looking for a first-class ticket to...Sunnydale! Villains from Spike's shady past appear, and a sultry succubus tempts Spike to move on from his aching heart. Victor Gischler and Paul Lee bring Spike to vivid life, presenting this vampire who chose to have a soul with the hard truth about himself and his enduring pursuit of the Slayer." --p. of cover.
"Yui, Mio, Ritsu, and Tsumugi embark on their college adventures! It will take some time for the girls to get used to life away from their families and adjust to the pace of college life, but there's one aspect of their new situation that there's no uncertainty about: joining the pop music club! But they aren't the only high school band making their debut on the college scene. Is Afterschool Tea Time ready to perform alongside the hard-rocking rhythms of The Girlz?!"--From publisher description.
"Saya Kisaragi is a kindhearted, if somewhat clumsy, student who trains by day to perform standard religious duties at her father?s shrine?but she becomes an unstoppable, monster-slaying swordswoman by night"--From publisher description.
"When her parents are killed in a terrible train accident, a young Miyo Takano is sent to live at an orphanage deep in the mountains. Little does she know that her parents' deaths are just the beginning of her hell, as the institution is run by a group of greedy cruel men who care nothing for the grief-stricken girl. Subjected to abuses beyond imagining, Miyo and her roommates plan to escape, despite rumors of the terrible punishments that have befallen past runaways"--From publisher description.
Personal body guard Hatter Madigan relates the story of Alyss Heart's 13 year exile as he searches for this lost Princess of Wonderland after having lost track of her during a bloody coup in these "geo-graphic" novels that detail familiar places and characters from Earth history and those made famous in the Lewis Carroll tales of Alice's [Alice Pleasance Liddell] time in Wonderland.
"The story of an orphanage, the children who live in it, and the beat-up old Nissan Sunny 1200 which provides a trio of boys with a means of escape from their bleak everyday lives."--MangaHere.com review.
"A love between the Knight of hearts and Alice is a journey unto itself. Ace is a violent terror--even by Wonderland's twisted standars--but he's strangely protective and fond of Alice..."--P. 4 of cover.
Hakata Soy, having recently fallen in love, discovers that a sinister culprit is stalking the halls of Astronaut Academy, impersonating the crush-objects of students and making off with their extra hearts.
"Just when Alice was getting used to life in Wonderland, a wild card appears that changes everything: the enigmatic Joker. Now the dangers are even greater as Alice must dodge bullets and stave off psychopathic suitors while the seasons cycle at random and can be changed by a mere thought. The Circus is a place of mystery, and its warden, the two-faced Joker, has cryptic plans of his own. But what are they?"--From publisher description.
"Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-- many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions"--From publisher's web site.
"Charlie is the laid-back captain of the basketball team. Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. Their unlikely friendship nearly bites the dust when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders and they retaliate by making Charlie their figurehead in the ugliest class election campaign the school has ever seen. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving? Nothing can possibly go wrong"--back cover.
"Glamour has two meanings: the modern one of style, and the ancient one of sorcery. Tokyo Babylon is the realm of both! It's 1991, the last days of Japan's bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets like rivers of neon. So do the currents of darkness beneath them-- obsession, greed, and exploitation, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji, Japan's legendary occultists, can combat. The two most powerful remaining onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru. Just a couple of guys who Subaru's sister Hokuto has decided are destined to be a couple!"--From publisher description.