ALIA Graphic June Roundup 2022

by | Jun 27, 2022 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

At ALIA Graphic, we are always excited to share comic-related news, especially when it comes to Australian creators. 


This month, we caught up with Australian author Bruce Mutard ahead of the Perth Comic Arts Festival and Comic Arts Awards of Australia for our monthly podcast, and also have news and details of the the Comic Arts Awards shortlist. You can listen to our episode with Bruce through Apple Podcasts hereTo put it simply, we can’t wait for awards announcements in August!


We have also compiled a bunch of interviews with prolific creators such as Mariko Tamaki and Tillie Walden, as well as up-and-coming creators, such as the duo behind new young adult graphic novel, Slip by writer Marika McCoola and artist Aatmaja Pandy. If that wasn’t enough, No Flying No Tights’ comics librarians have you covered with what to say if and when you are ever faced with the ‘graphic novels aren’t real books’ argument. While this article is primarily focused on school libraries, it shares interesting resources, collection development tips and tricks, and insightful discussion to counter the old hesitation around graphic novels. Whether you are reading for pleasure, to appreciate art, or to gain deeper understanding into a topic, we believe graphic novels and comics can be a big part of anyone’s learning and development.






New Releases


Junior & YA

  • Batter Royale by Leisl Adams (Abrams)

  • Clementine: Book One by Tillie Walden (Image Comics)

  • Curse of the Chosen Vol 1 of 2 by Alexis Deacon (Nobrow)

  • Fangirl Volume 2 by Rainbow Rowell, Sam Maggs, Gabi Nam (Viz Media) 

  • Ghost Reaper Girl volume 1 by Akissa Saiké (Viz Media)

  • Ima Koi (Now I’m in Love) Volume 2 by Ayuko Hatta (Viz Media)

  • The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor (Kokila)

  • Shuri and T’Challa: Into the Heartlands by Roseanne Brown, Dika Araujo (Scholastic)

  • Slip by Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Algonquin Books)

  • Star Wars Edge of Balance Vol 2 by Shima Shynia, Justina Ireland, Mizuki Sakakibara (Viz Media)

  • To Strip the Flesh by Oto Toda (Viz Media)

  • Summer Fires by Giulia Sagramola (Dark Horse)

  • Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon volume 1 by Takashi Shiina, Main Character Design by Rumiko Takahashi, Script Cooperation by Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Viz media)



  • Dune: House of Atreides Vol 3 by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Dev Pramanik (Boom! Studios)

  • The Golden Boy: Beethoven’s Youth by Mikael Ross (Fantagraphics)

  • Liebestrasse by Gregory Lockard, Tim Fish (Dark Horse)

  • Once & Future Vol 4 by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain (Boom! Studios)

  • Our Colors by Gengoroh Tagame (Alfred A. Knopf) 

  • The Pass by Espé (Graphic Mundi)

  • The Treasure of the Black Swan by Paco Roca, Guillermo Roca (Fantagraphics)

  • Ultrasound by Conor Stechschulte (Fantagraphics)

  • World Record Holders by Guy Delisle (Drawn & Quarterly)


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