ALIA Graphic June 2021 Roundup

by | Jun 28, 2021 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

Eisner nominees, screen adaptations and book clubs galore!

June represents an exciting time for graphic novels and comics with the announcement of the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, representing the cream of the crop of this year’s comics and potentially important additions to your library’s collection. Take a look below at the full list, featuring some established names and new players in the field.

At ALIA Graphic, we are always chuffed to see graphic novels take on new life as other forms, which is becoming wonderfully more common as their popularity grows. As June is also National Pride Month, we are even more excited to hear from Alice Oseman about adapting their LGBTIQ+ graphic novel series Heartstopper into a live action Netflix series.

With a recent resurgence of sorts in Manga, we have also included a bunch of news and resources (and an excellent podcast!) on the topic for your listening and reading pleasure.

Looking ahead to July and our first ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics Book Club is slated for Sunday July 25th at 3:00pm AEST. Through a fun monthly chat about graphic novels and comics, we aim to celebrate the medium, share ideas and enhance our collective Readers’ Advisory skills. We have also added a brand new ‘Graphic Novel Club’ tab to our website for all of your book club information needs. Read all information and register your interest in the event – we hope to see you there!


Collections & PD

Media & Resources

New Releases June 2021


  • The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel – Ryan North, Derek Charm (DC Comics)
  • Pawcasso – Remy Lai (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Tea Dragon Tapestry – K. O’Neill (Oni Press)


  • Alone in Space – Tillie Walden (Avery Hill)
  • Castlevania: The art of the animated series – FREDERATOR STUDIOS (Dark Horse Books)
  • The Girl From the Sea – Molly Knox Ostertag (Graphix)
  • Kyle’s Little Sister – BonHyung Jeong (Yen Press)
  • Suki, Alone – Faith Erin Hicks, Peter Wartman, Adele Matera (Dark Horse)
  • Renegade Rule – Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein (Dark Horse)
  • Seven Secrets – Tom Taylor, Daniele Di Nicuolo (Boom!)

Adult General

  • DCeased: Hope at World’s End – Tom Taylor, Various artists (DC Comics)
  • The Down River People – Adam Smith, Matthew Fox (Archaia)
  • Under the Air – Osamu Tezuka (Digital Manga)
  • The World Of Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 3 – Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal, Tyler Crook, Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Dark Horse Books)
  • The Way of the House Husband, Vol. 5 – Kousuke Oono (Viz Media)
  • Resident Alien Vol. 6: Your ride’s here – Peter Hogan (Dark Horse)


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