I went to the awesome APE (Alternative Press Expo) this weekend! Wanna see my sweet haul?
First off, what I mainly went for: Kate Beaton and her hilarious (and almost educational) Hark, A Vagrant! comics.
I succumbed to the sales pitch of a manga distributer and picked up Children of the Sea. I haven’t read it yet, but the art is pretty fantastic and I’m looking forward to it.
And a total impulse buy, but probably what got me the most excited were volumes two and three of Aya by Marguerite Abouet. They are set in the Ivory Coast in the late 1970s, when the economy there was booming, and follow the main character, Aya, and her relatives and friends and friend’s relatives. The art is gorgeous, the books are gorgeous (cloth hardcovers and thick, all-color pages), and I was so happy and suprised to see all three volumes at the expo. EEE!
I also discovered about a billion new comics to check out (as well as bought a bee-ootiful print from Bold Riley), but the above are the actual books I bought. Too exciting, ain’t it?!