The Year of Loving Dangerously: A Graphic Memoir
What sets this apart from a lot of other autobiog work, and in fact elevates it to that higher standard set by Spiegelman, Pekar, Spain, Crumb, etc., is that Ted Rall’s neither looking for sympathy nor approval in this work. He’s fully cognisant of the fact that it’s his choices that has put him in the position that he’s in.
Dungeon: Monstres 4: Night of the Ladykiller
This is the first book I’ve read in the long-running Dungeon series created by French masterminds Sfar and Trondheim. Despite being the fourteenth translated volume in the sprawling spoof saga which has veered out to five individual branches detailing life and bloody death in this fantasy land making mockery of Dungeons & Dragons, I felt I hit the ground running.
Salvatore 1: Transports of Love
Nicolas De Crecy has the naturalistic fluid line of a master cartoonist. His work in Salvatore is deceptively simple, but it suits the story with the hand of a master tailor. Although the plot appears lightweight and may be too low-key for some readers, the accumulative power of the book is tremendous.