Book Details

Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributers. Guest editor Jeff Smith has culled the best pieces--fiction and nonfiction--from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to create this stunning collection.

 

Foreword

Introduction by Jeff Smith

ALISON BECHDEL Mirror (Excerpt) FROM Are you my Mother?

BRANDON GRAHAM The Speaker FROM Dark Horse Presents

JESSE JACOBS The Divine Manifestation of a Singular Impulse FROM By This Shall You Know Him

SAM ALDEN Turn Back (Excerpt) The Haunter FROM Studygroupcomics.com

MICHAEL DEFORGE Manananggal FROM Whatthingsdo.com

SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN The Good Wife

CRAIG THOMPSON 70 Nights of Pleasure (Excerpt) FROM Habibi

JAMES KOCHALKA, Strips FROM American Elf

JORGE AGUIRRE AND RAFAEL ROSADO You Lied to Us! (Excerpt) FROM Giants, Beware!

EVAN DORKIN AND JILL THOMPSON Story Time FROM Dark Horse Presents

FAITH ERIN HICKS Raiders (Excerpt) FROM Friends with Boys

LEELA CORMAN 1912 (Excerpt) FROM Unterzakhn

SAMMY HARKHAM A Husband and Wife FROM Kramers Ergot

GRANT SNIDER Four Comics FROM Incidentalcomics.com

ELEANOR DAVIS Nita Goes Home FROM MOME

TONY PURYEAR Concrete Park (Chapter 1) FROM Dark Horse Presents

MALACHI WARD Top Five FROM Studygroupcomics.com

DERF BACKDERF The Strange Boy (Excerpt) FROM My Friend Dahmer

TERRY MOORE A Killer's Surprise (Excerpt) FROM Rachel Rising

LAURA PARK George FROM MOME

KATE BEATON Velocipede FROM Hark! A Vagrant

EVAN DORKIN Fun Strips FROM Dark Horse Presents

JENNIFER HAYDEN Saints in the Store FROM Underwire

MICHAEL KUPPERMAN Quinception FROM Tales Designed to Thrizzle

GABRIELLE BELL Cody FROM Kramers Ergot

VANESSA DAVIS In the Rough FROM Tablet

JEREMY SORESE, Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! FROM Little Heart: A Comic Anthology for Marriage

JOSEPH LAMBERT Discipline (Excerpt) FROM Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

PAUL POPE 1969 FROM Dark Horse Presents

 

From September 1, 2011, to August 31, 2012

SELECTED BY JESSICA ABEL AND MATT MADDEN

A-B
Allison, Hilary Bad Words
Badman, Derik A. Untitled (The Big Sleep)
Baum, Jeremy Postland
Bayer, Josh Raw Power
Brown, Box The Survivalist
C-D
Chad, Jon Bikeman
Chwast, Seymour The Canterbury Tales
Cloonan, Becky The Mire.
Cooke, Darwyn Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score
Craghead III, Warren A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts Phoebe
Davidson, Anya Barbarian Bitch Kramers Ergot, no. 8
Dresen, Kris Gone
E-F
Estrada, Inés Ojitos Borrosos
Falkenhem, Sofia Can I Sit Close Like This? Rabid Rabbit, no. 14
Fawkes, A. G. (Glynnis) Thinking About Dust Minimum Paige
Fiffe, Michael Zegas no. 2
Forsman, Charles The End of the Fucking World, Parts 1–7
Forsythe, Matt Jinchalo
Franklin, Eroyn Just Noise
Frye, Eliza The Lady’s Murder Regalia
G-H
Gfrörer, Julia Black Is the Color Study Group, no. 12
Goldberg, Myla and Jason Little Invisible Bomb
Graham, V. A. and J. A. Eisenhower Scaffold
Hart, Tom Daddy Lightning
Heffernan, Seamus Freedom, no. 1
Hernandez, Gilbert Fatima: The Blood Spinners, Issues 1 & 2
Hill, Joe and Gabriel Rodriguez Open the Moon Locke & Key
Hoey, Peter and Maria Hoey Occurrence at Pont Neuf Coin-Op
Hosler, Jay, Zander Cannon & Kevin Cannon Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
Howard, Luke All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime
Hussey, Leo and Conor Stechschulte Untitled (Tliug) Weird
I-J
Jensen, Jeff and Jonathan Case Green River Killer
K-L
Kalesniko, Mark Freeway
Lapp, Dave People Around Here
Leach, Brendan Iron Bound, no. 1
Lemire, Jeff The Underwater Welder
Lutes, Jason Berlin, no. 18
M-N
Madonna, Paul Regret Trilogy All Over Coffee
Madson, Justin Breathers
Mardou The Sky in Stereo
Marra, Benjamin and Michael Deforge Faunamancer Domination Smoke Signal, no. 10
Martin, Jason and Calvin Wong Scenes from the Fire Papercutter, no. 17
Martz, John Machine Gum, no. 3
Mazur, Dan and Jesse Lonergan Cold Wind
Mcfadzean, Dakota Unkindness
Mcmanus, Jesse and Austin English Spider Monkey
Meconis, Dylan Outfoxed
Motley, Tom Al Jaffee Homage Dept. Tragic Strip
Naomi, Mari Smoke in Your Eyes: Dragon’s Breath The Rumpus
Neufeld, Josh Bahrain: Lines in Ink, Lines in the Sand Cartoon Movement
O-P
Orner, Eric Avi & Jihad The Rumpus
Pekar, Harvey and Joseph Remnant Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland
Perez, Ramon K., adapted from a screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl Tale of Sand
Petty, J. T. and Hilary Florido Bloody Chester
Piskor, Ed Wizzywig
Porcellino, John The Strip Outsider Ecotone, no. 12
Prince, Liz, Joe Quinones, and Maris Wicks The Stuff of Fluff Minimum Paige
Q-R
Quach, Peter I Am A Racist (And So Can You)
Rota, Matt Romance Rabid Rabbit, no. 14
Russell, P. Craig Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
S-T
Jeremy Tinder Mothman, Lake Michigan Elephant Ear
Sacco, Joe and Chris Hedges Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Sakugawa, Yumi Seed Bomb. Slake, no. 4
Santiago, Wilfred The Story of Roberto Clemente
Schultz, Gabby Sick Gabby’s Playhouse
Sergel, Robert Control Minimum Paige
Shrestha, Anuj Genus
Snider, Grant The Book of the Future New York Times Book Review
Stall, Vincent Things You Carry
Stechschulte, Conor The Amateurs
Tamaki, Jillian Supermutant Magic Academy
Terry, Laura Overboard
Thurber, Matthew Infomaniacs PictureBox
Thurber, Matthew and Benjamin Marra The Transformers of Life Smoke Signal, no. 10
Tin Can Forest Wax Cross
Towle, Ben The Oyster War: Chapter 4
Tsurumi, Andrea Dance Party
U-V
Van Sciver, Noah 1999
Various Suspect Device, no. 2
Various Cartoon Crier
W-X
Ward, Malachai Real Life: Ritual, Issue 1
Warner, Andy The Man Who Built Beirut
Westvind, Lale Potent Impact Chromazoid
Will, Elaine M. Looking Straight Ahead
Williams, Eric Wow You Are A Hungry Bottom
Worby, Jess A Walk in the Park
Y-Z
Zettwoch, Dan Birdseye Bristoe