Spring Graphic Novels for Patrons of All Ages - Part Two

Presented by: Annick Press, Oni Press, Square Enix Managa & Books, and Library Journal/School Library Journal
Event Date and Time: Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT


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Join us for the second installment of our Spring Graphic Novels series, where leading publishers will converge to unveil an exciting array of graphic novels that will captivate patrons of every age and reading level this spring and summer. Delve into a vibrant world of storytelling from renowned creators as we get a sneak peek at their latest works with thrilling narratives, stunning artwork, and diverse characters. From epic adventures to intimate dramas, there's something for every reader to discover. 

Featured Titles:

Age 16

Told in alternating perspectives, Age 16 shifts seamlessly between time and place, exploring how this pivotal year in adolescence affects three women in the same family, from Guangdong in 1954 to Hong Kong in 1972, and Toronto in 2000. A powerful coming-of-age graphic novel about three generations of mothers and daughters passing down and rebelling against standards of gender, race, beauty, size, and worth, for fans of Mariko Tamaki.

Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You

At age forty-five, office worker Sasaki has had enough of the corporate grind. His only solace is smoking-and the friendly smile of supermarket cashier Yamada. When Sasaki can't find Yamada after a particularly trying day, a striking woman invites him to smoke with her. The despondent man thinks he's made a new smoking buddy in the cool, teasing Tayama, but Sasaki doesn't realize he already knows her!


Welcome to Elwich—an oasis of small-town perfection, where the schools overflow with cheery-eyed children, lovingly adorned homes line the historic boulevards . . . and only the crows can see the deep, festering rot that lurks beneath the pristine surface.


Elwich has them all on offer—and behind every dwelling awaits a horrifying new story to be told.

Shock, terror, and wry humor pepper every page of Emmy Award-winning, Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist and animator Jay Stephens’s Dwellings.



Serah-Marie McMahon, Comics Editor and Marketing, Annick Press

Katie Sainz, Director of Marketing, Oni Press

Morgan Perry, Marketing Manager, Square Enix Manga & Books


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