Waterstone’s – back in business

Props to Emily, the manager of Waterstone’s Plaza Oxford Street – your promotion of graphic novels rocks! If you love graphic novels and work locally, why not pop in at lunchtime and tell them that they rock too.

Not only do we unreservedly recommend Emily’s selection of SelfMadeHero titles (well, of course we do!) but we also love her other choices: PalestineV for VendettaDo Androids Dream of Electric SheepMaus (top left), Pinocchio (top centre) and Logicomix (top right).

Props also to @alexacitron for tweeting the pic above, earlier this week. Alex is an editor (not for SelfMadeHero) and has suffered from ‘publishingitis’ for many years. It’s a crippling affliction that leads editors to spend their lunch hours browsing bookshops, taking pictures of jackets. At weekends, suffers pass their time in quiet reverie, circling typos in the Guardian. Sadly, there is no cure.

But enough of this silliness! Here are some suggestions of what to read once you’ve read your way through Emily’s picks:

> Castro – a graphic biography by Reinhard Kleist
Read it? Try, Johnny Cash: I see a darkness by Reinhard Kleist

> The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Edgington and I.N.J. Culbard
Read it? Try The Hound of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard

> The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard
Read it? Try A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard

> Gonzo – a graphic biography of Hunter S. Thompson by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith
Read it? Look out for Hellraisers – a graphic biography of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed by Robert Sellers and JAKe (out November)

> The Lovecraft Anthology – Volume one edited by Dan Lockwood, Various
Read it? Look out for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft and I.N.J. Culbard (out in March) or try At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft and I.N.J. Culbard (out now)

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