The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Manga Edition)
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This book focuses on the self-correcting idea of finding a work style that works as a team. The different personalities and divisions that occur inside and outside the people in an organization are discussed that cause difficulties and lack of progress. Using sports team similes and plain speak the idea is presented that sharing the same uniform does not make a functional group. Illustrated by Kensuke Okabayashi this book works well for both managers and employees.
Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness
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Looking closely into the soul and life of this legendary singer this book begins with an intimate take on his life and an unknown songwriter behind bars in Folsom prison. His family and past become real through the stark black and white drawings done by Reinhard Kleist, author and artist, a fan from Berlin.
Alan’s War
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Artist and writer Guibert mixes evocative drawings with the memories of a World War II veteran. Describing his daily experiences from training in the U.S. to being deployed to fight in Germany Alan eventually ends up as a resident of France. His story is simply told, honest, straightforward and touching, allowing the reader to get a closer look at a personal perspective of being a soldier.
Isadora Duncan
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Common characteristics are found of Isadora and Greek goddesses in her non-conformity to the fashion standards of New York of the early 1900’s. This version of the life of “The Barefoot Dancer” will delight dancers and show off the journey of a free spirit and artist who challenged many restrictions during her life.
Supermarket
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Follow the perspective of a savvy 16 year old in a future world who finds duplicity and irony in most human survival skills. Her ethical commentary is darkly humorous and graphics are well done showing a kind of free flowing effective technique. The colorful images keep the reader entranced.
The Discworld Graphic Novels
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Here is a colorful exploration of the humor-filled Discworld series including The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. The profoundly inept wizard wannabe Rincewind escorts the tourist TwoFlower through a series of odd encounters while taking pictures, a lost spell of great importance and the indomitable luggage along.
Clyde Fans. Book 1
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This beautifully drawn book in sepia tones shows the small quiet world of a fan dealer and salesman in historic Canada. Philosophical thoughts of presenting yourself and product to strangers while traveling by train to rural small towns in the mid- 1950’s brings close a lost period of history taking us along too.
Abe Sapien
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On his first solo adventure without Hellboy, Abe travels to an island off the coast of France to recover an item from a shipwreck; a Lipu dagger from the body of Vrooman the Dutch warlock killed in 1884. Giant eel attacks are just the beginning of his troubles caused by curses awakened in the watery ocean depths.
Angel: After The Fall, Volume 1
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Dramatic graphics in a dark yet vivid set of frames give this series an arresting tone. The unique style of mixing color and solid lines with fuzzier more muted and surreal backgrounds gives vampires and monster fighting an extra intensity. Buffy fans will appreciate this development in the plot threads.
One Soul
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Imagine a simultaneously drawn parallel of eighteen lives shown in different cultures, genders and places in time. The author has carefully shown pivotal periods of change in each of these lives following from birth to advanced age with intricate beautiful capturing done in his black and white illustrations illuminating the souls of these participants.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
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This volume is the first of a series containing two episodes of a continuing story, Pterror Over Paris and The Eifel Tower Demon. Set in 1911, the main character is Adele Blanc-Sec a strong woman who will resort to extreme measures to locate a pterodactyl loose in the environs of Paris. The illustrations are compelling showing careful details reflecting architecture, fashions and language of the period.
YtHAQ:  The Forsaken World
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Two high caliber French talents the artist Adrien Floch and writer Christophe Arleston have collaborated in creating an excellent graphic sci-fi adventure that begins with a spaceship crash on a planet inhabited by diverse animal-like cultures. Imaginary cities and eco-zones are finely rendered with interesting characters wrapped into this fast moving heroic fantasy.

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