Review by Future ManDash Shaw is in a class all his own with his incorporation of digital art and painting into his graphic storytelling. His stories subtly explore deep philosophical issues.
Review by Future ManI want to see more manga like this! Totally different from other Japanese comics I've seen. Shakey pen work that disguises a truly genius comic writer.
Review by Future ManCharles Burns brings the disease and depravity up a notch here.
Review by Future ManThe first true graphic novel from Dave McKean (famous for his work with Neil Gaiman and the movie Mirrormask), Cages is dreamlike and surreally philosophical. Although this has been long out of print, so I'd recommend checking out McKean's short story collection, Pictures that Tick for some of his own work.
Review by Future ManThis is the first of three books which depict snapshots into the lives of a few random individuals living in Berlin following the first World War and leading to the rise of the Nazi Party. Fascinating!
Review by Future ManOften not thought of as a comic artist, Briggs' books are usually sold as children's stories, but in this case that couldn't be much farther from the truth. Briggs is a master and I have yet to find one of his books which I haven't absolutely loved. This one details the story of an elderly couple preparing for nuclear fallout.
Review by Future ManA collection of French science fiction short stories from a well known French author. The story and artwork are both stunning.
Review by Future ManCompletely wordless, absolutely amazing story about being an immigrant relocating to a new world wildly unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Review by Future ManTotally original, totally hilarious, totally dark and fascinating fantasy story told in beautiful painted pages.
Review by Future ManA child's story... not for children. Deals heavily with childhood sexual abuse and drug abuse.
Review by Future ManIt's amazing and completely entrancing from the beginning, but by the end of the first half, everything changes and it goes off in a completely different direction. Interestingly somber and emotionless art that conveys so much emotional depth in its tone. While this is my favorite Jason story, it is very different from most of his other work.
Review by Future ManThis chapter of the Cerebus story can stand alone and doesn't need to be read along any of the other stories, however the entire series gets my highest recomendation. This series still holds the title for the longest running, independently produced comic series.
Review by Future ManProbably the coolest comic I've ever seen. Perfect document of today's comic avant-guard. Pretty much every page is done by a different artist. It also continues the Building Cities story that started in Acme Novelty Library #16, which is a personal favorite story of mine.
Review by Future ManI've never seen anything of such thoughtful and meticulous perfection in my life. The Building Cities stories blow my mind!
Review by David ZhangA great book. Explains what the title suggests
Review by David ZhangA favorite of mine since high school...
Review by David Zhangthis classic sci-fi anime tells the story of a group of teenage friends in Post-Apocalyptic Tokyo. it has inspired the movie "Chronicle"
Review by David ZhangNancy Turner is one of the foremost ethnobotanists in the Pacific Northwest. This book presents the ecological food production practices of First Nations people around the Salish Sea from several different scientific perspective.
Review by David ZhangDavid Holmgren does a wonderful job tackling the problems of Peak Oil and Climate Change from the perspective of Permaculture. He gives solid explanation for the basic principles and applies them to sustainable food production and community development. A little dry at parts, but a well-written and informative book!
Review by David Zhangone of the best books written by Jensen. He describes the prevalence of violence in late-stage capitalist industrial society and the loss of communication between humans and other life forms.