Spring is a thrilling time for book lovers. We break down the season’s best.
The 14 books you have to read this spring
Carpet Sweeper Tales JULIE DOUCET
Doucet’s first book in a decade is a collection of glamorous and nostalgic photo comics. She applies the form’s traditional tropes—campy word bubbles, strips and splats—to images culled from 1970s Italian comics, vintage catalogues and housekeeping magazines. March 29.
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus CHESTER BROWN
Professional provocateur Chester Brown has drawn graphic novels about masturbation, prostitution and Louis Riel. His latest delves into full-blown heresy: it’s a collection of potty-mouthed comics about biblical heroines, including Ruth, Tamar and the Mother of God herself. April 12.