You may be familiar with my monthly comic pull list articles for Fangrrls, but I have a secret: I don't actually really enjoy reading in issues. I pick them up regularly because that's considered the primary form of comics, but I really much prefer reading in trades or graphic novels.
That's why I decided to start writing a separate list of trade and graphic novel releases every month. Like my pull list, this isn't comprehensive; it's just a snapshot of what I'm interested in every month.
We've got a lot of great releases in May, so I'll get right down to it.
One! Hundred! Demons - Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly, May 9)
If you haven't had the pleasure of thumbing through one of Barry's books, take the opportunity with One! Hundred! Demons!. On these colorful and intricate pages, Lynda Barry confronts seventeen of her personal demons, the moments in her life that still haunt her today.
Boundless - Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly, May 30)
I'm a huge Jillian Tamaki fan (as are many of you, I'd suspect) and this comic story collection is just gorgeous. Tamaki focuses on the stories of different contemporary women with breathtaking insight. It's a warm mix of humor, emotion and the paranormal; you won't regret picking this up.