Abrams imprint SelfMadeHero has announced its Fall graphic novels, which include several biographies, the I Feel Love anthology, a different coming-out story, and an inquiry into the causes and consequences of climate breakdown.I Feel Love
, with five stories edited by Julian Hanshaw and Krent Able exploring the dark underbelly of love, follows their Eisner-nominated I Feel Machine
anthology (see "The 2019 Eisner Award Nominees
"). The stories are with artists Anya Davidson, Cat Sims, Benjamin Marra, and Kelsey Wroten. The 152-page 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" color paperback with flaps will sell for $22.99 and be released in October.
When I Come Out
, by Anne Mette Kaerulf Lorentzen, is the autobiographical story of a 40-something married woman who realizes that she prefers women. The story is told with anthropomorphic animal characters in a 144-page 6-1/2" x 9-1/1" hardcover for $22.99, releasing in September.
Thoreau and Me
, by Cedric Taling, is the story of a conversation between a painter living in Paris and the spirt of Henry David Thoreau about climate change and its connections to mid-century America. The 128-page 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" color paperback will sell for $22.99, and will be released in September.
by Reinhard Kleist, is a biography of Emile Griffith, a bisexual African American boxer who killed an opponent in a match in 1962. The 160-page 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" b/w paperback with flaps will retail for $22.99, and be released in October.
, by writer Pierre Christin (Valerian
) with artists including Annie Goetzinger, Juanjo Guarnido, Enki Bilal, Manu Larcewnet, Blutch, and Andre Juillard, tells the story of the author of 1984
, a work of singularly appropriate relevance to modern-day society. The 7-1/2" x 10-1/4" 160-page color paperback with flaps will be released in September at $22.99 MSRP.
, written by Jan Novak with art by Jaromir 99, is the story of runner Emil Zatopek, perhaps the greatest Olympic champion of all time. He won the 5,000 mater, 10,000 meter, and marathon in the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics. The 208-page 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" color paperback will be released in October at $22.99.
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