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Dan Kois's Great New Autobio Graphic Novels

Vulture Recommends News    |    Dan Kois    |    November 16, 2010

1. Julie Doucet and Michel Gondry's My New New York Diary

Peripatetic director Gondry invited indie-comics heroine Doucet back to New York, the city where she first made her mark twenty years ago. This slight but charming book includes a DVD with the delightful short film they made together during her stay.

2. Sarah Glidden's How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Brooklyn artist Glidden touchingly chronicles her "Birthright Israel" tour, which started out as a way to convince herself that Israel didn’t matter in her life, but turned into something much more complex.

3. Lars Martinson's Tonoharu, Part Two

Martinson's thinly-veiled alter ego Dan Wells is a high-school English teacher in rural Japan, and this graphic novel illustrates his loneliness in lovely wood-block-like drawings teeming with detail.

4. Joyce Farmer's Special Exits

The final four years in the lives of underground cartoonist Farmer’s father and stepmother, told with honesty and humor. A book that will resonate for anyone facing the loss of a loved one.

5. Vanessa Davis's Make Me a Woman

A big, bright, quirky collection of charming short pieces, chronicling Davis's interactions with friends, lovers, and her endearing, overbearing mom.

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