[…] In contrast to Ferris’s warm maximalism, precise minimalist Nick Drnaso will publish Sabrina (May, Drawn & Quarterly), a follow-up to his remarkable first graphic novel Beverly. Set in quotidian suburban America, Beverly was a masterclass in slow-burn narrative, with each chapter quietly building on the previous to form a structure only visible from the end. In Sabrina he turns his jeweller’s eye to the aftermath of violence, in a tale about a US soldier suspected in the disappearance of a young woman.
[...] And, finally, the strange and wonderful illustrator Elise Gravel has a new book out, The Mushroom Fan Club (June, Drawn & Quarterly), about mushrooms. That’s all I’m giving you. You’ll read it and like it.