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August 21, 2018

Bundled Extra: Abrams ComicArts Announces Spring 2019


Abrams ComicArts has a announced four book-formatted comics for Spring 2019: Brian Dies' A Fire Story, Bill Griffith's Nobody's Fool: The Life And Times Of Schlitzie The Pinhead, Brian Selznick's illustrated version of Walt Whitman's Live Oak, With Moss and Dave McKean's illustrated version of Jack Gantos' A Suicide Bomber Sits In A Library.

The first one up in early March is A Fire Story, which is Brian Fies' firsthand account of his home and nearly all of his and his family's belongings in the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. A video profile of Brian's work on the book won an area Emmy Award earlier this summer. People are for of Fies and this kind of story is one he does very, very well. Later that same month comes Bill Griffith's second graphic novel, this one a factual account of the infamous Schlitzie The Pinhead, best known for his appearance in Freaks. Selznick's version of poet Whitman's hidden-verse exploration of same-sex love has April to itself, and grew out of a conversation between himself and the late Maurice Sendak. The McKean-illustrated work has only a near-past provenance, coming from a story written by Jack Gantos for an Amnesty International anthology a few years back. That one's in May.
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