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Announcing ROOTS and BOTTLED, two gripping graphic novels for September!

June 9, 2017

There's nothing quite like a debut. The thrill of discovery — when an amazing new talent pops out of the ether, blending familiar influences with a fresh perspective and personal touch that's all their own — is one of the great joys of reading indie comics. This month, we're delighted to announce two excellent cartoonists' first graphic novels.

Roots by Tara O'Connor

On a journey to the old world — she discovered a whole new world.

After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she finds isn't at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.

Roots by Tara O'Connor

ISBN 978-1-60309-417-7 • Diamond: JUN170548
$19.99 (US) • 176 pages
black & white softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5" x 8"
On sale September 2017
Check out an 11-page preview!

Bottled by Chris Gooch

What are friends for?

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not. Young Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch debuts with a haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror.

Bottled by Chris Gooch
ISBN 978-1-60309-420-7 • Diamond: JUN170551
$19.99 (US) • 288 pages
2-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5.8" x 8.3"
On sale September 2017
Check out an 8-page preview!