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Fresh off the success of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast picks the best graphic pieces of the year. It showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to make a collection that is "full of varied, provocative feats of cartooning" (The Comics Journal).


  • ROZ CHAST Introduction
  • ADRIAN TOMINE Killing and Dying
  • WALTER SCOTT Wendy (Excerpt)
  • DREW FRIEDMAN R. Crumb and Me
  • JOE SACCO Milk FROM Bumf Vol. 1
  • ANNE EMOND The Swim
  • ANNE EMOND Today
  • CHRIS WARE The Last Saturday (Excerpt)
  • KEILER ROBERTS Powdered Milk vol. 14
  • GABRIELLE BELL The Dishrack
  • LYNDA BARRY Syllabus (Excerpt)
  • JOHN PORCELLINO The Hospital Suite (Excerpt)
  • LIANA FINCK All the Paintings Here Agree
  • CECE BELL El Deafo (Excerpt)
  • KATE BEATON Broadside Ballads
  • CASSANOVA FRANKENSTEIN The Corpse, the Ghost and the Hollow-Weenie (Excerpt) FROM The Adventures of TAD MARTIN #6
  • ALEX SCHUBERT Fashion Cat
  • SOPHIA ZDON Bike Fast, Coney Island, AND Home
  • RICHARD MCGUIRE Here (Excerpt)
  • JULIA WERTZ Vintage Trash and Horse Bones
  • NINA BUNJEVAC Dissident Years (Excerpt) FROM Fatherland
  • DAVE LAPP mom
  • LANCE WARD Adults Only (Excerpt)
  • BEN KATCHOR The Danish Modern Borer, The Latest Laugh, The Needleless Garment Extruder, Illness in the Window, The Vontsel Institute, AND The Brazen Bull Corporation
  • GENEVIÈVE ELVERUM Blanket Portraits
  • JOE OLLMANN Shut Your Pie Hole, Johnny Pinetop
  • CHAR ESMÉ Blinky-Jinks Playhouse
  • CHAR ESMÉ AND LAUREN POOR Big Rudy's Cowgirls Club
  • GILBERT HERNANDEZ Bumperhead (Excerpt)
  • GG Don't Leave Me Alone
  • Contributors' Notes
  • Notable Comics form September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015

Editor: Roz Chast
Series Editor: Bill Kartalopoulos 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 252pp
Size: 7 x 9
Notes: hardcover, color
Date of Publication: September 28, 2016
ISBN: 978-0544750357