A minimalist, maximally imaginative French picture-book about the essence of friendship and the nature of creative thought:
Such beautiful vintage children’s book illustrations of domestic life and craft in Eastern Europe – amid a story about entitlement, empathy, and ethics, with a large helping of grandmotherly love
A sweet celebration of connection and softness in a culture that encourages hard individualism and prickly exteriors
A whimsical wordless story about the wonderland that unfolds when you simply dare, and care, to look.
This wordless story about the power of kindness to those kicked away, illustrated in lyrical cut-paper dioramas, is the loveliest thing in ages
"The strongest and fieriest emotions of life defy all analytical insight."
Maurice Sendak’s rare, wildly sensual illustrations for Melville’s greatest commercial failure and most personally beloved book,.
Austrian illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger’s imaginative interpretation of Alice in Wonderland:
A wonderful children’s book that helps kids deal with losing a loved one
Some of today’s most exciting comic artists tell the graphic stories of some of history’s boldest creative mavericks – Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker, Henry Miller, Gertrude Stein, Thelonious Monk, and more:
A tender illustrated story about loneliness, loyalty, and the gift of friendship — the loveliest picture-book to come by in ages:
“He exalted the nature around and within us. His work is an expression of primal joy: He celebrated our animal senses, and the pleasures of being alive.”
Walt Whitman’s iconic “Song of Myself,” in magical word-by-word illustrations by artist Allen Crawford:
A charming illustrated field guide to mythic monsters, from Gremlins to zombies to the Kraken
A beautiful reminder that despite its occasional cruelties, life is mostly joyful, radiant, and above all ever-flowing.
“It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all.”
Shackleton’s historic expedition to Antarctica 100 years ago, wonderfully illustrated
Freud’s life and legacy, in a comic: