July 6, 2018

First Friday 5: Past, Present, & Future

This month I'm highlighting comics that focus on the past, present, and future. Some of these books take us back to the past (like the-beginning-of-time past), some remind us to live in the present with the gifts we have now, and others explore different futures wrought with apocalypses and the unknown. Travel through time with these five comics and explore some exciting new worlds and possibilities!

Written by Ivy Noelle Weir and illustrated by Steenz

After losing her job, Cel Walden starts working at the Logan Museum as an archivist. But the new job isn't the only hurdle she has to overcome: she is struggling with her own mental health, she and her boyfriend are on the rocks, and she is suddenly dreaming about a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely connected to. A woman who appears to have had a mysterious and horrific past at the very museum Cel now lives in...

Deadendia: The Watcher's Test
Written and illustrated by Hamish Steele

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to keep their jobs at the Dead End theme park, but it isn't easy when Dead End is on a portal to hell their jobs involve battling demonic forces, wrangling kids, and dealing with complicated love lives. Not to mention the fact that Barney's pug has just started talking and might be the key to everything they've been experiencing. With multiple timelines that take readers through the past, present, and future, this is the first books in a very exciting new series.

One Day a Dot: The Story of You, the Universe, and Everything
Written by Ian Lendler and illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb

Where did humans come from? One Day a Dot starts with a tiny dot and takes readers all the way through the Big Bang to the existence of humans, all with bold graphics and vibrant colors. Perfect for early readers learning to read comics!

Written by Kit Steinkellner, created by Sebastian Kadlecik, and illustrated by Emma Steinkellner

Lupe is your average teen who's on the verge of celebrating her quinceaƱera. But when her quince finally arrives, something changes. Something huge. She suddenly has superpowers! But the powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so she has one year to harness the powers for good and help save the people around her. It certainly forces her to focus on the present, especially when a bad guy at her school suddenly starts making threats.

Written and illustrated by Brenna Thummler

Thirteen-year-old Marjorie runs her family's downtrodden laundry business, pushed around by her customers and threatened by a neighboring business trying to take over. Wendell is a boy who died too young, stuck in a dull life of ineffective therapy with a strong curiosity about humans. When their worlds collide, though, both are shaken to their cores, discovering that life is for the living and friendships comes in all shapes and sizes.

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