|21 by Wilfred Santiago & The Arctic Marauder by Jacques Tardi on Library Journal's 'Best of 2011'|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wilfred Santiago, Jacques Tardi, Best of 2011, 21||1 Dec 2011 4:15 PM|
Library Journal has named two of our releases to their top-10 Best Books of 2011: Graphic Novels list!
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago: "The Puerto Rican slugger overcame family poverty, racial prejudice, and the language barrier to become the 1966 National League’s Most Valuable Player. Santiago superbly captures the kinetic excitement of baseball as well as Clemente’s skill and warm humanity on and off the diamond."
The Arctic Marauder by Jacques Tardi: "An eccentric steampunk parody of turn-of-the-century pulp, beautifully rendered with amazing scratchboard art that mimics the look of engravings. Tardi favors the puckish over the grim, for a surprising sf comedy involving mad scientists, sea monsters, and weird machines."
(You may recall that LJ has already honored one of our other books, Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery, as one of its Best Books 2011.)