‘What I like most are monsters’ by Emil Ferris.Multipreemed and praised by critics from all over the world, this extraordinary graphic novel has also won the affection of the reading community in our country. It began as the best-kept secret of very few, but we can already say that this song of imagination and tolerance is the comic of the year.
‘Poulou and the rest of my family,’ by Camille Vannier.They say that, sometimes, it’s better not to ask about your family. We do not know if Vannier will agree, but what he discovered about his grandfather has given him to sign one of the most distasteful biographies of recent times. A real story that is worth more than many fictions.
‘Rey Coal,’ by Max.Unquestionable master of the world comic, Max returns with one of those watermarks that only someone of his level can afford. A book that is a pure stroke, pure visual narration, pure genius.
’ The Gemini method,’ by Magius.There are many stories about mobsters, but none like this one. His razor-sharp dialogues, his muted secondary gallery and his splendid treatment of color elevate this mascarade to the altars of the genre. Tony Soprano has serious competition.
‘ The Wild Storm,’ by Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt.Always hungry for new challenges, Ellis decided to return to his old characters, only now they have nothing to do with the versions we met at the turn of the century. Drawn by a Davis-Hunt in a state of grace, ‘The Wild Storm’ is a paranoid reflection on the present hyper-technological.
‘Röhner,’ by Matt Baitinger.His editorial, Fulgencio Pimentel, tells us everything we need to know: “If there is an elegant artist up to disaffection, someone who turns the weirdest humor into still vertigo of lines and spots, that is Max Baitinger.”
‘March: A Chronicle of the Civil Rights Fight for African Americans,’ by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.Congressman John Lewis, a living legend of North American political and social life, tells the historical events of 1963 in person. A lesson in humanity and hope, ready to be discovered by readers of all ages.
‘My lesbian experience with loneliness’ by Kabi Nagata.The erotic manga has long been a genre coded by and for the male gaze. Through this autobiographical work, Nagata claims it as a moving vehicle to talk about depression, identity, and formal experimentation. A triumph.
‘Press enter to continue’, by Ana Galvañ.An incredible science fiction story told in electric colors, a work as ideological as playful that confirms its author as one of the most modern, imaginative, and incorruptible voices of the European scene.
‘Universe!’ By Albert Monteys.In principle, this cartoon full of twists and finds was going to be published exclusively in digital format, but the avalanche of awards that it received last year have ended up leading to this exquisite edition on paper. We do not complain, far from it.
‘The blouse,’ by Bastien Vivès.This French author is becoming more intimate and introspective to each new work of his that is published in our country. We would be tempted to say that with ‘La blusa’ has reached its formal peak, but surely next year surprises us again.
‘Disaster,’ by Mamen Moreu.Moreau continues to delve into the same shipwrecks of adult life that he treated in ‘Resaca,’ but now in a way that we would dare to define as more mature. Although, deep down, immaturity is that desert from which the author draws oil again and again.