Deep Dark Fears

Author: Fran Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748150

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

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"We all have strange, irrational fears from seeing ghosts in the bedroom mirror to being sucked into a mall escalator or finding yourself miles below the ocean s surface on the deck of a sunken ship. In Deep Dark Fears, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Fran Krause brings these fears to life in 101 vividly illustrated comics inspired by his wildly popular web comic and based on real fears submitted by online readers. Deep Dark Fears explores our gruesome, hilarious, and bizarre anxieties, revealing a primal part of our humanity and highlighting both our idiosyncrasies and our similarities. This devilishly humorous guide explores our drive to experience and share the wonders of the world and the dangers lurking around every corner."

The Creeps

A Deep Dark Fears Collection

Author: Fran Krause

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0399579141

Category: Fear

Page: 144

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"A eerie collection of comics about our deepest and darkest fears that will surely give you the creeps" -- Back cover.

It's All Absolutely Fine

Life Is Complicated So I've Drawn It Instead

Author: Ruby Elliot

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449484050

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 978

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It’s All Absolutely Fine is an honest and unapologetic account of day-to-day life as a groaning, crying, laughing sentient potato being for whom things are often absolutely not fine. Through simple, humorous drawings and a few short narratives, the book encompasses everything from mood disorders, anxiety, and issues with body image through to existential conversations with dogs and some unusually articulate birds. With each chapter a particular set of struggles is picked up, looked at, and squished about a bit using visuals before being put down again with a little more resolve. Problems related to mental health that can be very devastating and even isolating are discussed openly in a way people are often told not to, but this is as much a book about the human emotional experience that touches all of us as it is about mental health. Through the drawings, the reader is shown that it is okay to struggle, and that it is okay to talk about struggling, to not undermine oneself by yelling ‘it’s fine’ when it isn’t, and while all this is going on to know that it is absolutely possible to hold on to hope, and of course humor. Building on Rubyetc's huge online presence, It's All Absolutely Fine includes mostly new material, both written and illustrated, and is inspirational, empowering, and entertaining. Hope and tenacity abound in this book that is as heartening as it is hilarious.

Poorly Drawn Lines

Good Ideas and Amazing Stories

Author: Reza Farazmand

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0147515424

Category: HUMOR

Page: 199

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A bear flies through space. A hamster suffers a breakdown. Elsewhere, a child marvels at the wonder of nature as worms emerge from the ground and begin looking for vodka. This is the bizarre world of Poorly Drawn Lines. With more than half a million fans on Facebook and callouts on NPR and Comedy Central, Reza Farazmand's Poorly Drawn Lines is a king among web comics, and this book will delight and mystify the legions of readers who like their humour poorly drawn.

Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

Author: Brian Coldrick

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1684062802

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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A twisted figure crawling out of a tunnel. A giggling crowd of masked watchers. A reassembling corpse. What could be behind you, just waiting for you to turn around?

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

Author: Jonathan Hennessey

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399578919

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

As the Crow Flies

Author: Melanie Gillman

Publisher: Iron Circus Comics

ISBN: 1945820063

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 250

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A queer, black teenager finds herself stranded in a dangerous and unfamiliar place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.

Becoming Unbecoming

Author: Una

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526549

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

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This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys. After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame. Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies. Una (a pseudonym) is an artist, academic, and comics creator. Becoming Unbecoming, which took seven years to create, is her first book. She lives in the United Kingdom.

The Creeps

Book 1: Night of the Frankenfrogs

Author: Chris Schweizer

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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In Pumpkins County, weird things happen every day, but nobody ever makes a fuss. Nobody, that is, except the Creeps: Carol, a big-city girl new to Pumpkins County, who finds kindred spirits in Mitchell (monster expert), Jarvis (military brat with logistics know-how), and Rosario (girly girl on the outside, muscle underneath). The Creeps are on the case to figure out the spooky mysteries and still get to class on time. Last week it was a pudding monster. This week, it’s killer frogs—reanimated from the team’s biology class dissection experiment. Who’s behind the Frankenfrog attacks? The Creeps will track down the answers! In this new creepy graphic novel series, Chris Schweizer’s art is full of the visual excitement that only the best graphic novel creators can pull off.

Adulthood Is a Myth

A Sarah's Scribbles Collection

Author: Sarah Andersen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449478964

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

The Pocket Book of Positives

Author: Anne Moreland

Publisher: Arcturus Pub

ISBN: 9781782128670

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Modern life presents so many challenges that keeping a balanced perspective can be difficult. The Pocket Book of Positives will ensure that you remain focused on getting the very best out of your life, however trying the circumstances might be. Brimming with optimism, this little book aims to be the perfect companion for life’s journey—wise, humorous, reliable, enthusiastic, encouraging, and always there when you need it.

Everything That's Underneath

Author: Kristi DeMeester

Publisher: Apex Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Everything That’s Underneath, Kristi DeMeester’s debut powerful horror collection, is full of weird, unsettling tales that recall the styles of such accomplished storytellers as Laird Barron and Tom Piccirilli. Crawl across the earth and dig in the dirt. Feel it. Tearing at your nails, gritty between your teeth, filling your nostrils. Consume it until it has consumed you. For there you will find the voices that have called from the shadows, the ones that promise to cherish you only to rip your body to shreds. In Everything That’s Underneath, Kristi DeMeester explores the dark places most people avoid. A hole in an abandoned lot, an illness twisting your loved one into someone you don’t recognize, lust that pushes you farther and farther until no one can hear yours cry for help. In these 18 stories the characters cannot escape the evil that is haunting them. They must make a choice: accept it and become part of what terrifies them the most or allow it to consume them and live in fear forever. “Kristi DeMeester’s wonderfully disturbing Everything That’s Underneath features a cast of characters who are as emotionally raw and authentic as they are haunted. DeMeester’s mothers and daughters, struggling at the edges of a society/economy as cold and uncaring as the universe, succumb in the face of horrors made even more terrifying by their nagging sense of familiarity. A dark, intelligent, relentless collection." — Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock “In Everything That’s Underneath, Kristi DeMeester lays out a series of evocative visions and bizarre terrors that deftly meld the gothic, religious, and darkly fantastic to tell tales of body horror and transformation. Her fiction explores the ways we are often betrayed by our flesh and led astray by our own desires. DeMeester is a rising star of weird horror, and this debut collection is evidence that her transformative visions are destined to leave their mark.” — Simon Strantzas, author of Burnt Black Suns “With these stories Kristi DeMeester conjures earthy magic out of seemingly ordinary circumstances. Her characters, through ritual and instinct, discover a rough connection to all living things, but that connection may not bring comfort. This is DeMeester’s particular brand of cosmic horror, coming from deep down in the bones, imbued with animal vitality and ingrained wisdom. She’s bringing themes of every day life, including love and domestic violence, to a much larger canvas and simultaneously taking nature at large to a deeply personal level. The effects are uncanny and unsettling. A young writer, Demeester is already established as a talent to watch in horror and weird fiction. I look forward to more of these dark, fierce, disturbing tales.” — S.P. Miskowski, author of Stag in Flight “When Kristi DeMeester weaves a tapestry of tales, there is no escaping. On every level these stories fascinate, hypnotize, threaten, and reveal. On the surface, your skin will flush; in your heart, lost desires will bubble to the surface; in your mind, these intricate mythologies will teach you what is possible; and in your soul, you are complicit—seeking dark magic to free you from what has been seen. One of my favorite authors writing today, this collection is a visceral, haunting, and stirring experience.” — Richard Thomas, author of Tribulations and Breaker “Kristi DeMeester is not afraid to peel back the skin of things. Like many of the characters in these stories learn, true horror is often inside us, threaded in the tissue and marrow so there is no escape from it. Perhaps even worse, we are horrors to one another. Carrying a Southern Gothic light into the shadows of horror and weird fiction, her prose sings in your ear as her plots reach around your throat. Everything That’s Underneath is an essential collection and shows a major new voice crawling out of the dark.” — Michael Wehunt, author of Greener Pastures TABLE OF CONTENTS Everything That’s Underneath The Wicked Shall Come Upon Him To Sleep Long, To Sleep Deep The Fleshtival The Beautiful Nature of Venom Like Feather, Like Bone Worship Only What She Bleeds (short story original to collection) The Tying of Tongues The Marking The Long Road The Lightning Bird (short story original to collection) The Dream Eater Daughters of Hecate Birthright (novelette original to collection) All That Is Refracted, Broken December Skin Split Tongues To Sleep in the Dust of the Earth

Liartown

The First Four Years, 2013-2017

Author: Sean Tejaratchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627310543

Category: Humor

Page: 250

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The collected posts of surreal website LiarTown satirizing weird vintage books, albums, posters, and other printed ephemera of pop culture.

Calling All Creeps (Goosebumps #50)

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338340301

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Ricky Beamer is furious when he gets kicked off the school paper, so he decides to play a joke on Tashas, the bossy editor-in-chief. Just a little joke. Harmless, really. After school one day he sticks a message in the paper. "If you're a creep call Tasha after midnight" it reads. But somehow Ricky's message gets messed up. And now he's getting calls! Strange calls from kids who say they are creeps. Creeps with scaly purple skin. And long sharp fangs...

Through the Woods

Author: Emily Carroll

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time. Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

Tetris

The Games People Play

Author: Box Brown

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250145899

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega—game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. In this graphic novel,New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

Fear Nothing

A Detective D.D. Warren Novel

Author: Lisa Gardner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148525

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Detective D. D. Warren must consult one killer to catch another in this taut thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling “master of psychological suspense” (Associated Press). They were daughters of a monster—a father who slaughtered eight prostitutes before dying himself. Dr. Adeline Glen left the nightmare behind, and now she specializes in pain management. Her sister, Shana Day, followed in her father’s violent footsteps, first killing at age fourteen and being incarcerated for more than twenty-five years. After a brutal attack, Boston Detective D. D. Warren needs Adeline’s professional help to recover physically. But when a new psychopath known as the Rose Killer begins a reign of terror, D. D. must also consult the insane Shana—who claims she can help catch the madman. D. D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women; he’s targeting D. D. And she knows there’s only one way to take him down...

Almost Dark

Author: Letitia Trent

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 1771483377

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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DARKNESS PAST MEETS DARKNESS PRESENT Claire, a private and outwardly content librarian, carries a secret: she is wracked with guilt over her twin brother Sam’s accidental death fifteen years earlier. Claire’s quiet life is threatened when Justin, an aggressive business developer, announces the renovation of Farmington’s oldest textile factory, which is the scene of Sam’s death, along with many other mysterious accidents throughout its long history. Claire not only feels a personal connection to the factory, but she also begins to receive “visitations” from her brother, which cause her to question her sanity. As Justin moves forward with his plans to renew the factory, Claire—and the town as a whole—discover that in Farmington, there is no clear line between the past and the present.

The New Ghost

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781907704147

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

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A beautifully rendered, literally haunting tale of the afterlife intersecting with the everyday and the secrets of the night sky.

The Deep

Author: Nick Cutter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476717745

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Now in mass-market paperback from the national bestselling author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia”’—a universal healer, from initial reports—has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the ’Gets. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine. “Fans of unflinching bleakness and all-out horror will love this novel….Each new shock is freshly disturbing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).