Monkey & Spoon

By Simone Lia
112 pages, blue and white
Published by AdHouse Books

“Can a MONKEY love a SPOON? …and visa versa?” That’s the back cover text to Simone Lia’s Monkey & Spoon, her graphic novel from AdHouse Books. It’s a question that really begs another one, though: how on Earth can anyone resist buying something with that tagline?

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Southpaw

By Scott Morse
128 pages, orange and white
Published by AdHouse Books

Some of the best “all-ages” books are ones that have different appeals to different ages, while still being enjoyable. As a child, you can read and enjoy the book on a very simple level. As an adult, you might see more to the story, an added level of understanding and recognition. It’s great because you can keep reading the book throughout your life, always enjoying what you picked up on early read-throughs, but still finding more lurking beneath the surface just waiting to be discovered. That, to me, is one of the big appeals of Scott Morse’s Southpaw.

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Project: Telstar

Edited by Chris Pitzer
192 pages, two-color
Published by AdHouse Books

Robots and space have always been two hallmarks of the future. In movies, television, books, both of them evoke a sense of wonder and awe, in the idea of what we might find out in space, as well as what we might be able to create ourselves in robots. When AdHouse Books announced Project: Telstar (a “spacial robotic anthology”) as its third publication, I knew we’d get high production values and a slick-looking final product. Happily, not only was this the case, but editor Chris Pitzer made sure to round up an incredibly strong group of contributors to boot.

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