“Shenzhen” from Guy Delisle
In my comic bookshelves, Guy Delisle has his own section of work. His travelogues from places like Burma and Pyongyang provide a view of the world I wouldn’t get otherwise. Delisle exists in a small world of comic artists that do this well, a club that includes Joe Sacco, another favorite of mine. Shenzhen gives…
“47 Ronin” by Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai and Kazuo Koike
This timeless story is illustrated by Stan Sakai, famous for the Usagi Yojimbo series. It is expectedly beautiful and a great treatment of a story so old and resonant it spans multiple centuries and nations. Borrow it from SFPL or buy at Green Apple Books.
Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin
1950’s noir murder mystery set in the early era of television.