ALIA Graphic September 2020 Roundup

by | Sep 29, 2020 | monthly roundup | 0 comments

Lumberjanes series coming to an end, new Dog Man book becomes instant
North American bestseller, announcement of 2020 Harvey Award Nominations, and Australian
Creators win top Ignatz awards.

We’re saying goodbye
to old favourites and hello to exciting new releases this month in the
September edition of our ALIA Graphic Roundup. While the Lumberjanes series may
be coming to an end in its current form, it’s not the last we’ll see of our
favourite Hardcore Lady Types with publisher Boom! Studios hinting at new
adventures on the horizon.

You can be sure to
anticipate plenty of reserves on the latest Dog Man book by Dav Pilkey, which recently
became the bestselling book throughout North America for its first few
weeks, surpassing even the new Stephanie Meyer novel. If you can stand the wait,
pop your name down to be one of the first people to read a book with a first print of 5 million

Two Australian
creators have received some international renown in the comic book world
recently. Ariel Ries from Melbourne picked up two awards for Cry Wolf Girl and
online comic Witchy, and Eleri Harris from Tasmania won for editorship in
Be Gay, Do Comics as part of The Nib. Well done to these outstanding Australian
creators, we’re so proud of you and your work.

And don’t forget, our September Roundup podcast is out now on Apple Podcasts where you can listen to Iurgi, Tara and Sarah discuss the latest news and their picks from this month’s releases. Have a listen here and subscribe for creator chats and conversations about comics and literacy.


Collections and PD




New Releases

Junior and YA

  • Bunnygirl – Holly Jayne (Berbay) [Australian creator]

  • Chickensaurus – James Foley (Fremantle Press) [Australian creator]

  • Dog Man: Grime and Punishment – Dav Pilkey (Scholastic – Graphix)

  • The Flower of the Witch – Enrico Orlandi (Dark Horse)

  • Forget Me Nat (Nat Enough Book 2) – Maria Scrivank (Scholastic – Graphix)

  • Karen’s Roller Skates (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Book 2) – Ann M Martin, Katy Farina (Graphix)

  • Kodi Book 1 – Jared Cullum (Top Shelf)

  • The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire – Michael Dante Di Martino, Michelle Wong (Dark Horse)

  • A Map To the Sun – Sloane Leong (First Second)

  • Squidding Around – Kevin Sherry (Scholastic – Graphix)

  • Stranger Things: The Bully – Greg Pak, Valeria Favoccia (Dark Horse)

  • Teen Titans: Beast Boy – Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (DC Comics)

  • Witches of Brooklyn – Sophie Escabasse (Random House Graphic)


General Adult

  • Authorised Happiness Volume 2 – Jean Van Hamme, Griffo (Cinebook)

  • Batman: Curse of the White Knight – Sean Murphy, Klaus Janson (DC Comics)

  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California – David Chisholm (Z2)

  • The Contradictions – Sophie Yanow (Drawn & Quarterly)

  • Fangs – Sarah Andersen (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

  • Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Bernie Wrightson (Simon & Schuster)

  • Nineteen – Ancco (Drawn and Quarterly)

  • The Old Guard, Book Two: Force Multiplied – Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez (Image Comics)

  • Reaver Volume 2: The Grim After – Justin Jordan, Niko Henrichon (Image Comics)

  • Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, Albert Monteys (Archaia Studios Press)

  • Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh (Gallery Books)

  • Teaching Artfully – Meghan Parker (Clover Press)



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