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Small Press Expo Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 326 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 20,576 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Comic books, strips, etc  Historical comics  Biographical comics  Nonfiction comics  Horror comics  Horror tales  Biographies  Biography 
Classifications: PZ7.7.T355, 741.5973
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Most widely held works by Small Press Expo Collection (Library of Congress)
This one summer by Mariko Tamaki( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad ... Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation."--Publisher's web site
March : Book One by John Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a climax on the steps of City Hall. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president
Through the woods by Emily Carroll( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of five spine-tingling short stories"--
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that Maus most often evokes -- Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? -- and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process. MetaMaus includes a bonus DVD-R that provides a digitized reference copy of The Complete Maus linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman's private notebooks and sketches. Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right. - Publisher
Patience by Daniel Clowes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially 'Clowesian, ' and utterly unique in the author's body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet"--
Step aside, pops : a Hark! A vagrant collection by Kate Beaton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips"--
The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft by Reinhard Kleist( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft emigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive
Trashed : a graphic novel by Derf( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck
How to be happy by Eleanor Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of literary comics exploring joy, anguish, fear, and loneliness
Why art? by Eleanor Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on what makes art art, told in graphic format
One soul by Ray Fawkes( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen individuals throughout history whose entire lives unfold simultaneously. Comprised entirely of doublepage spreads split into eighteen panels with each panel featuring one character''s life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes has artfully crafted eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece
Any empire by Nate Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] group of small-town kids find themselves bound together by geography, boredom, and a string of mysterious turtle mutilations. Years later, with Army tanks rolling through the streets of their hometown, these young adults are forced to confront painful questions of privilege, duty, betrayal, and courage"--Publisher's web site
Hot dog taste test : a cook [crossed out] book by Lisa Hanawalt( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Hot dog taste test' serves up [the author's] devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture"--Back cover
Daybreak by Brian Ralph( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the perspectives of a silent observer, a one-armed companion guides the reader through a post-apocalyptic world with a zombie-infested landscape
Paying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a john by Chester Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but also a vocal proponent of one of the world's most hot-button topics--prostitution. Paying For It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work--from the timid john who rides his bike to meet his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliches street corners, drugs, or primps
Uncomfortably happily by Yeon-sik Hong( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by Yeon-sik Hong's attempt to move to the country with his partner, Uncomfortably, Happily is the story of a young couple finding their way. Burdened by unmet comics deadlines and high rent, our narrator and his wife know they must make a change. Convinced the absence of traffic noise will ease his writer's block, our pair welcomes the idea of building a life from scratch. Deciding on a home atop an uninhabited mountain, they excitedly embrace the charms of their new rural existence. From tending to the land and attempting grocery runs through snow, to the complexities of fighting depression in seclusion, the move does not immediately prove to be the golden ticket they'd hoped for, and the silence of the mountain poses as much of an obstacle to output as the sirens of the city. Through it all, though, we see simple pleasures seep in and gain prominence over these commercial, and, often, comparatively trivial worries: the smell of the forest, the calming weight of enveloping snow, and the gratifica
Mid-life : a comic book by Joe Ollmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mid-Life is the story of a 40-year-old man, John, who becomes a father again with his much younger second wife, which results in a slow, painful attack by flowered baby bags and front-facing baby carriers on his former virility and self-identity. John always believed that age is a state of mind; however, his adult daughters, baby son, energetic wife, stressful job, house full of cats, and flabby body--complete with bloated stomach and sagging bosom--all lead John reluctantly to admit that he is having a midlife crisis. The crisis drives John to yell at his wife, pick fights with his daughters, and miss deadlines at work that put his job on the line. John takes solace from the stress of everyday life with a seemingly harmless infatuation with the pretty children's performer Sherry Smalls, who sings adoringly to him directly from his son's DVD. Sherry Smalls, meanwhile, is equally desperate to find a distraction in life. Her path to rock stardom has been rudely overtaken by a semi-successful but completely loathsome gig as a children's performer. It pays the bills, and a Saturday-morning television show is on the horizon--that is, if she is able to fire her alcoholic on-again, off-again boyfriend/bandmate. John's infatuation turns into obsession and a haphazard, fateful e-mail leads to an unexpected meeting that could unravel John's and Sherry's lives"--Cover flap
Journal of a schoolyard bully : notes on noogies, wet willies, and wedgies by Farley Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh-grade bully Niko Kaylor, forced to keep a journal as a form of therapy, instead creates a how-to guide while plotting a lesson in bullying for the entire middle school, including the teachers and Vice Principal Jones
Beauty by Hubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater"--
Soldier's heart : the campaign to understand my WWII veteran father : a daughter's memoir by Carol Tyler( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author chronicles her fraught relationship with her father, Charles, a WWII veteran, and how the war affected their lives through both childhood and adulthood. Soldier's heart is also a tribute to servicemen and women, dramatizing the trauma of the war on the Greatest Generation and those who followed. Tyler's ink and watercolor narrative is in turns sprawling and gimlet-eyed: compassionate and enraged. Her father's memories are woven into her own, which span her Catholic, Midwestern childhood; her troubled marriage; her daughter's struggles; and her efforts to care for her aging parents. Even though Tyler's work has an accessible, homemade feel (the organizing metaphor of the book is a photo album with snapshots of Tyler family life)
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One soulAny empireDaybreakPaying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a johnMid-life : a comic bookJournal of a schoolyard bully : notes on noogies, wet willies, and wedgies
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