An eagerly awaited collection of an indie standout and a print edition of a notoriously complicated webcomic are among the highlights of this spring’s graphic novels
Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang (June 26, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-318-9). Ayuyang chronicles the real-life adventures of a Filipino-American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life’s hardships and mundanity through the genre’s feel-good song-and-dance numbers.
Love That Bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb (May 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-305-9). The early work of the pioneering feminist cartoonist is collected in an updated edition, tracing her steps as a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, and a 1980s housewife and mother. A new, 30-page story, “Dream House,” looks back on her childhood.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (May 22, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-316-5). The follow-up to Beverly, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Drnaso’s new graphic novel depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy and replaced by glowing computer screens. In an indictment of contemporary culture, Drnaso contemplates the dangers of a fake-news climate.