ALIA Graphic October 2021 Roundup

by | Oct 25, 2021 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

It’s been a great month for ALIA Graphic and we couldn’t be happier. We also have a new committee member, which we’re very chuffed about. We’re all volunteers and we do all this work and share it all for free because we believe that comics are worth it and we believe that together we can achieve more. 

We encourage anyone interested in comics and libraries to join our group. The more members we have the better we can continue this work. If you’re interested just contact us. Our official ALIA has the contact details.

Our first live webinar was a great success and we’re very thankful to our special speakers and everyone who registered. We also had a great chat with award winning indie publisher Glom Press. You can access recordings for both of them on our YouTube channel, or through our podcast

We’ve also had our fourth ALIA Graphic Novel Club session. Just a reminder that the November 28 session on Non-fiction comics will be our last for the year. You can find all the details here.

This month, we also have some great news, collection and PD resources and a great selection of new titles that we believe will be great additions to any library collection. As usual, you can also listen to our podcast roundup to hear Iurgi, James and Jade discuss their personal favourite news items and new titles.


Collections & PD

  • Our very first live webinar is now up on YouTube. If you missed it, sit down and enjoy our Getting Graphic: Comics Around the World webinar. The blog post includes the video, a link to an audio only podcast version, and a link to a couple of documents with resources/websites of interest shared by the speakers and participants.

  • Don’t forget to register for the free upcoming Library Con Live organised by the Library Journal and School Library Journal. As usual, it should be recorded and whatever you can’t access live (it’s probably at some ghastly hour for us) you can watch later. 

  • We all know that Manga are often very long with lots of volumes. Librarian Matthew Murray has continued with his series of one volume Manga recommendations, this time for ages 16+. Check out his list

  • Simon & Schuster has published a guide to using graphic novels worth checking out. 

  • If you want to learn more about Manga, Evergreen has published an excellent article by  Eric Margolis really worth reading.

  • Publisher’s Weekly has published their traditional Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Comics. As usual, there’s a great range of excellent titles worth checking out and ordering for the library.

Media & Resources

New Release Titles

Cover of Asterix and the Griffin by  Jean Yves Ferri and Didier ConradCover of All My Friends by Hope Larson

Junior and YA

  • All My Friends – Hope Larson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

  • Asterix and the Griffin – Jean Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad (Little Brown Book Group)

  • City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm – Jaimal Yogis, Vivian Truong (Scholastic)

  • Critical Role: Mighty Nein Origins- Jester – Sam Maggs (Dark Horse Books)

  • The Golden Hour – Niki Smith (Little Brown & Company)

    Cover of Lore Olympus  by Rachel Smythe

  • Heartless Prince – Angela De Vito,  Leigh Dragoon (Disney Hyperion)

  • Himawari House – Harmony Becker (First Second)

  • Letters From Animals – Frédéric Brrémaud, Giovanni Rigano (Magnetic Press)

  • The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess – Tom Gauld (Templar Publishing)

  • Lore Olympus – Rachel Smythe (Del Rey Books)

  • Minecraft Volume 3 – Sfe’ R. Monster, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (Dark Horse)

  • Ms Marvel: Stretched Thin – Nadia Shammas, Nabi H. Ali (Scholastic)

  • Oksi – Mari Ahokoivu (Levine Querido)

  • Painted – Katia Vecchio, Kev Sherry, Hellen Mullane (Humanoids, Life Drawn)

  • The Queen’s Favourite Witch – Benjamin Dickson, Rachel Smith (Papercutz)

  • The Smurfs Tales Volume 1 – Peyo (Papercutz)

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest 4 – Fuse (Kodansha Comics)

  • Thor & Loki: Double Trouble – Mariko Tamaki, Gurihiru (Marvel Comics)

  • Tiny Dancer – Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Adult General

  • The Adventures of the Mad Tsar –  Tarek Ben Yakhlef, Lionel Chouin (Black Panel Press)

  • Better Angels – Jeff Jensen, George Schall (Archaia)

  • The Department of Truth Vol 2 – James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds (Image Comics)

    Cover of Dio Holy Diver by Dio Steve Niles Scott Hampton and Bill Sienkiewicz

  • Dio: Holy Diver – Dio, Steve Niles, Scott Hampton, Bill Sienkiewicz (Z2 Comics)

  • Fat Princess Petronia – Katharina Greve (Centrala Ltd)

  • The Golden Age Book 2 – Roxanne Moreil, Cyril Pedrosa (St Martin’s Press)

  • Hakim’s Odyssey Book 1 – Fabien Toulme (Graphic Mundi)

  • Leonard Cohen: On a Wire – Philippe Girard (Drawn & Quarterly)

  • Lugosi: Rise & Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula – Koren Shadmi (Humanoids – Life Drawn)

  • Megatropolis – Kenneth Niemand, Dave Taylor (2000 AD)

  • Cover of Leonard Cohen On A Wire by Philippe Girard

    Monstermind: Dealing With Anxiety & Self Doubt – Alfonso Casas (Ablaze)

  • Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy – Ken Niimura (Yen Press)

  • Night Fisher – Kikuo Johnson (Fantagraphics)

  • Noctis- Hilltop Hoods (Z2 Comics)

  • Rivers – Dan Berry, David Gaffney (Top Shelf) 

  • Shadowman Book One – Cullen Bunn, Jon Davis Hunt, Jordie Bellaire (Valiant)

  • This Is How I Disappear – Mirion Malle (Drawn & Quarterly)

  • Tunnels – Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

    Cover of Monstermind by Alfonso CasasCover of Lugosi Rise and Fall by Koren Shadmi


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