Maple Terrace GN by Noah Van Sciver


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Expected release date is Jun 25th 2024

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128 Pages
6 x 9 inches
Full Color

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From a multiple-award-winning cartoonist, Noah Van Sciver, comes Maple Terrace, a new autobiographical graphic novel. Based on the author's childhood, Maple Terrace unfolds a tale of big money comic-collecting craze of the early 90s as seen from the ground floor. In a time when superheroes were oversized, adorned with massive guns, and countless pouches, comic books were currency! Young investors struggled to collect every cover gimmick under the sun—embossed-metallic ink-holographic foil—hoping they someday would pay for their college education. Brutally hilarious, Maple Terrace shines a light on the strange intersection between poverty and speculative comic book craze of the 90s.

Praise for One Dirty Tree:

Association for Mormon Letters Awards | Best Graphic Novel

Eisner Awards Nomination | Best Reality-Based Work

INDIES Awards | Finalist

"Van Sciver also powerfully illustrates the scars raked across an adult life by a chaotic upbringing." — Publishers Weekly

"Van Sciver’s imagery has an uncanny, if deceptively casual, ability to communicate the seems-like-forever stretches of his anxiety and hunger in early adolescence." — Denver Post

"A quote by Aristotle begins the book: “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will show you the man.” Honestly and artistically, One Dirty Tree demonstrates the truth of that aphorism." — Foreword Reviews

"An autobiographical triumph! I personally believe Noah will come to be regarded as one of the 21st Century's great North American 'cartoonists' and I for one will be able to say I was there laughing at him, I mean lauding him, right from the start!" — Page 45

Noah Van Sciver is a multiple award-winning cartoonist who first came to comic readers' attention with his Eisner-nominated comic book series Blammo. His work has appeared in The New YorkerWiredThe Believer, the Best American Comics, and countless graphic anthologies. Van Sciver was a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and has written and drawn numerous bestselling graphic novels, including One Dirty Tree, the Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer series for Fantagraphics books, and Joseph Smith And The Mormons for Abrams in 2022. In 2015 he was the Artist in Residence/fellow at the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. His books and comics have been translated into more than six languages worldwide.