The Girl Who Became A Taoist Immortal (Edo Manga Book 2) by Eric Shahan, Santō Kyōden, Kitao Masayoshi Requirements: .PDF reader, 54.3 MB Overview: A double Edo Manga issue. Two stories by the popular Manga Artist Santo Kyoden and published in 1789.
The first is The Girl Who Became a Taoist Immortal. It is a humorous and sarcastic story dealing with romance and heartbreak during a gathering of Taoist Immortals.
The second is Lord Fudo of Three River Island, Edo. It imagines the Buddhist deity Fudo, Lord of Light, living as an “average guy” in Edo city. He is struggling to make ends meet and to find love.
These early Manga were popular with common people and members of the Samurai class during the 18th and 19th centuries. Genre: Comics
Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Graphic Novels series by John Carnell (Issues 1-9) Requirements: CBR Reader, 125MB Overview: All Hitchhker’s Guide Graphic Novels: Book 1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Parts 1-3) Book 2: Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Parts 1-3) Book 3: Life, the Universe and Everything (Parts 1-3) Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels
Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1 of 3 Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2 of 3 Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Book 3 of 3
Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Book 1 of 3 Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Book 2 of 3 Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Book 3 of 3
Life, the Universe and Everything, Book 1 of 3 Life, the Universe and Everything, Book 2 of 3 Life, the Universe and Everything, Book 3 of 3
The Wizard of Oz by Martin Powell (adapter), L. Frank Baum Requirements: CBR Reader, 12MB Overview: On a bright, summer day, a cyclone suddenly sweeps across the Kansas sky. A young girl named Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are carried up into the terrible storm. Far, far away, they crash down in a strange land called Oz. To return home, Dorothy must travel to the Emerald City and meet the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. But the journey won’t be easy, and she’ll need the help of a few good friends. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels
The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Pénélope Bagieu, Roald Dahl Requirements: CBR Reader, 77MB Overview: Roald Dahl’s darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Pénélope Bagieu! Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world — and there’s nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches’ latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Pénélope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Children’s > Middle Grade
Poorlier Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand Requirements: .ePUB reader, 178.5 MB | Retail Overview: From New York Times bestselling author and artist Reza Farazmand, a new collection of absurdist, insightful comics about surviving friendships, foes, and all of life’s little quirks in the age of technology.
Poorlier Drawn Lines is the hilarious third installment of Reza Farazmand’s New York Times bestselling Poorly Drawn Lines series. It follows up his 2017 hit Comics for a Strange World, and takes place in the same bizarre, now utterly beloved universe with familiar characters Reza’s devoted fans love. This new collection from the webcomic artist brings his signature snark and poignant observations of these singularly strange and confusing times. In the world of Poorly Drawn Lines, nothing is too weird or too outlandish for parody.
Featuring brand-new content alongside some of the most popular comics of the past year, Poorlier Drawn Lines will be the perfect gift for the nerds in your life Genre: Comics > Comedy
Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix by Andrew Tsyaston Requirements: .ePUB reader, 14.7mb Overview: Emotions Explained With Buff Dudes is your fully illustrated guide to the hyper-conflicted, tragicomic feelings of our age. Featuring the resilient, shaggy-haired Shen, this debut collection of Owlturd Comix is a tale of triumph and survival — of getting your ass kicked by sleep deprivation and student loans, but never losing hope. Most of all, it’s an amusing, instructive journey through a vast array of emotions, including those best explained with dudes who are buff. Genre: Comics
Scarlet Rose #1: "I Knew I’d Meet You" (La Rose écarlate #1) by Patricia Lyfoung Requirements: CBR Reader, 39MB Overview: Maud is quite happy living her simple life with her father and learning the exciting art of sword fighting. But when her father is murdered, Maud is whisked away from the life she knows by her rich and lordly grandfather. He wants to give her a home – on his terms – and help Maud become a real lady. All Maud wants to do is keep on fighting, so that she can have her revenger on her father’s killer. High adventure and historical fiction come together in a swashbuckling thriller! Swords, vengeance, and a dashing highwayman known as the Fox comprise the key components to The Scarlet Rose, as Maud learns everything she thought she knew about her life wasn’t true, and how to grow and grieve after losing her father. The Scarlet Rose blends exciting, thrilling action with grounded, emotional characterization. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Historical Fiction | Young Adult
Bix by Scott Chantler Requirements: CBR Reader, 92MB Overview:From the acclaimed Eisner Award–nominated creator of Two Generals and Northwest Passage comes a gorgeous and spare illustrated exploration of the rapid rise and tragic fall of 1920s legendary jazz soloist Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke. Told in stunning illustrations, Bix is a near-wordless graphic biography highlighting the career of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke, one of the most innovative jazz soloists of the 1920s next to the legendary Louis Armstrong. Composing and recording some of the landmark music in the early history of genre, Bix struggled with personal demons, facing the disapproval of his conservative parents and an increasing dependence on alcohol. Told mostly in silent panels to reflect his outsider quality and inability to communicate in anything other than musical terms, Bix tells the story of the rapid rise and tragic fall of a musical legend—a metaphor for the glories and risks inherent in the creative life. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Nonfiction | Biography
Maker Comics series by Chris Schweizer, Falynn Koch, Sarah Myer, JP Coovert, Alexis Frederick-Frost (5 Issues) Requirements: CBR Reader, 87MB Overview: The ultimate DIY guides, each Maker Comics graphic novel includes inspiring illustrated step-by-step instructions from such writer/artists as Chris Schweizer, Falynn Koch, and Sarah Myer to help you accomplish such feats as Fix a Car, Bake Like a Pro, and Create a Costume, building your skill set and your confidence. Genre: Comics | Nonfiction | Children’s > Middle Grade
Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! – The International Comics Library is in a lot of trouble! If Maggie can’t come up with $500,000 in a week, Dr. Carl is going to bulldoze her grandfather’s library and turn it into a parking lot! To save the day, she’ll need all her comic drawing skills, the loyal library watchdog, and her new assistant (that’s you!). With Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! you’ll learn to create and print your own comics books! Follow these simple steps to sketch out your story ideas and ink a comic page. Learn which art supplies are best for drawing comics–you can use a pen, a brush, or even a computer! With the help of photocopy machine, you can even self-publish your own comics and share them with your friends! In this book you will learn how to:
write a comic script draw a comic strip draw and print a one-page comic create thumbnail sketches pencil a comic ink a comic print and bind a multi-page comic
Maker Comics: Create a Costume! – The comic convention is just a few short weeks away. All Bea and Parker need now are great costumes . . . but won’t the supplies and materials cost a fortune? Not if Bea and Parker follow a few simple instructions from Costume Critter, the world’s cutest cosplayer! With Maker Comics: Create a Costume! you can create fun, easy, budget-friendly costumes. And you don’t have to start from scratch: a few simple modifications can transform thrift store clothes into a variety of costumes. Even mastering the sewing machine isn’t as hard as it looks! You can make amazing costumes—all you need are the right tools, a little know-how, and a lot of imagination. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make these costumes!
Magical girl (or boy!) Witch or wizard Animal hoodie Space traveler or astronaut Superhero (or villain!) Alien or monster
Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! – Today is the first day of Sage’s magical internship! Her fellow wizards-in-training get to study pyromancy and transfiguration, but Sage has been assigned an internship in…baking? She doesn’t think that sounds fun, or particularly magical! But her instructor, Korian, insists that baking is a tasty form of alchemy. In an enchanted kitchen where the ingredients insist that you eat them, Sage learns the simple science behind baking–and that’s the best kind of magic trick! In Bake Like a Pro!, you’ll learn how different combination of proteins, fats, and liquids will result in textures that lend themselves to perfect pies, breads, cookies, and more! Follow these simple recipes, and you’ll be able to bake a pizza and frost a cake–no magic necessary! Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make:
Chocolate chip cookies Cornbread Banana bread Pizza dough Cheesy biscuits Apple pies Sponge cake with Swiss buttercream frosting Lemon meringue pie
Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! – Inside Alexis Frederick-Frost’s graphic novel, you will find illustrated instructions for six gardening projects! Will, Violet, and Basil must be the unluckiest students at the Garden Gnome Academy. They’ve been stuck with Mr. Butternut, the school’s most unpopular (and unusual) teacher. Will and his friends have to learn about soil and compost while their classmates get to study exotic plants and butterflies. Although things get a little messy (and stinky) in his class, Mr. Butternut does know a thing or two about growing delicious veggies. Read along to get all the dirt on growing your favorite vegetables! And you don’t need a big backyard to be a great gardener–just a little bit of space and a lot of sunlight. With the easy instructions inside this book you can grow lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and more. Maker Comics: Grow a Garden! will walk you through each step, from seed to harvest. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make:
A compost bin Seed pots Potting mix A growlight shelf A cold frame A container garden
Maker Comics: Fix a Car! – Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you’ll find illustrated instructions for ten car repair activities! Lena, Mason, Abner, Rocky, and Esther only have one thing in common: They’re crazy about cars. A few of them already have their driver’s licenses. And even though Rocky and Esther are too young to drive, they still have a lot questions. In Car Club, Ms. Gritt has all the answers. When is the best time to check the oil? How do you change a tire? And why is Mason’s car making that squeaky noise? Before you get behind the wheel, learn what’s going on underneath the hood. Follow along as Ms. Gritt covers all the basics of preventative maintenance and roadside repairs. Colorful diagrams illustrate the inner workings of complex parts and systems. With Maker Comics: Fix a Car! you can keep your automobile in tip-top shape! Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can:
Create a portable tool kit Check the oil and fluid levels Maintain the battery Replace the windshield wipers Replace a drive belt or pulley Change the oil Change a flat tire Wash and detail a car (and add a racing stripe!) Change a taillight bulb Jump-start a car
Black Beauty (Graphic Novel) by L.L. Owens, Anna Sewell Requirements: CBR Reader, 13MB Overview: When Black Beauty is just a young colt, his mother warns him that a horse’s life is often difficult. And this strong, handsome horse soon meets with many adventures and all types of people — some kind and caring, others cruel and indifferent. But no matter what circumstances he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty’s spirit. Discover one of the most moving horse stories of all time in Anna Sewell’s beloved novel. Genre: Comics > Graphic Novels | Classics