Graphic Canon on PW’s List of Graphic Novels as Gifts 2012

Image from Heinrich Hoffmann’s Der Struwwelpeter, adapted by Sanya Glisic

Publishers Weekly included The Graphic Canon (both vols. 1 and 2) in “Graphic Novels as Gifts 2012: Comics Real and Surreal,” which is a list of “a handful of high-profile releases that should be on every serious comics lover’s wish list”:

Big Events, Big Books

2012 was a big year for graphic novels, highlighted by a handful of high-profile releases that should be on every serious comics lover’s wish list. Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover, Vol. 1: Precious Little Life, the first volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s hugely popular Scott Pilgrim series, introduces lovelorn Scott as he begins his quest to win Ramona Flowers’s hand by defeating her seven “evil exes,” now presented in full color for the first time. Comics and classics collide in the Graphic Canon, Vols. 1 and 2 (of three), containing a total of 190 timeless stories from Gilgamesh to Infinite Jest, interpreted by more than a hundred of the best cartoonists in the business. The interstellar exploits that inspired an entire generation come alive in Flash Gordon: On the Planet Mongo, the first collection of the classic comic strip, collecting the work of Alex Raymond. Building Stories, the latest treasure from Chris Ware, is an incredible panoptic celebration of print media, telling the story of a handicapped woman’s life presented in the form of books, newspapers, a board game, and more. One of the most admired and influential comic strips of all time, Krazy & Ignatz is collected in Krazy & Ignatz: Complete Sunday Strips 1916–1924, which contains the first nine years of George Herriman’s masterpiece into one (of three) handsome tomes.

See the complete list here: “Graphic Novels as Gifts 2012: Comics Real and Surreal”

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