Monday, May 3, 2010
In honor of Mother's Day coming up soon, here are some graphic novels featuring mommies!
by Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell
Coraline has two mothers: a real-life person who’s sometimes distant and preoccupied and a creepy smother-mother with button eyes who lives in the other side of the brick wall that sometimes isn’t there. Will Coraline save her real mother or stay with this indulgent imposter forever?
by Alissa Torres (text) & Sungyoon Choi (illus.)
Widowed after her husband died in the World Trade Center attacks, pregnant Alissa Torres must face delivery and motherhood when sucked into the chaotic 9/11 relief machine.
Can of Worms
by Catherine Doherty
Adoptee Catherine searches for her birth mother, wordless panels in a clean-line style showing the author’s quest interspersed with more realistically drawn court records, clippings, notes, and letters.
by Jim Ottaviani & Dylan Meconis
In the 1950s, misguided behavioral scientists warned mothers about the "dangers" of hugging and holding children. But Harry Harlow knew better, and his famous experiments showing that monkeys preferred cuddly cloth "mother" figures over wire versions proved his case with chilling finality. Mothers DID know best.