Globe Books editors and reviewers name their favourite reads of the year, from fiction to poetry to kids’ picks - and everything in between.
Visual art: Reviewer Sean Rogers’s 5 favourite comics/graphic novels of the year
Ant Colony, by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Toronto cartoonist’s first full-length graphic novel follows a clutch of misfit ants, trying to maintain some semblance of civilization in the shadow of war. Psychedelically gorgeous, uncomfortably funny.
Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, by Tove Jansson (Drawn & Quarterly)
Sixty years after their original serialization – and to celebrate Jansson’s centenary – the fanciful comic strip frolics of the hippo-like Moomins are collected together in one volume, handsome and big enough to hug.