Giant Days

Giant Days

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

 From heartaches and hookups to psychotic breaks and looming exams, the friends experience the gamut of first-year college life. The quirky characters' personalities shine through not only in the hilarious text and asides but also in the bright, effusive illustrations. Commentary on small-town life, gender politics, and religion gives this light graphic novel an added layer of nuance. The gem-tone colors are reminiscent of the work of Noelle Stevenson, Kate Beaton, and Raina Telgemeier, and older fans of those authors will certainly gravitate to this series. Suggestive sexual situations and the presence of drugs and alcohol will ensure that this title will be best appreciated by mature teens looking forward to their own undergraduate experiences. VERDICT Readers of Allison's "Bad Machinery" series will delight in these new friendship-focused comics.—- School Library Journal

Allison’s sparkling and wry dialogue, which fans of his Bad Machinery (Oni, 2013) will recognize, and Treiman’s laugh-inducing illustrations combine to create a fun romp for older teens looking forward to their college debuts. Cogar’s warm and vibrant gem-tone colors complete the package. Briticisms don’t detract from the reading experience (except for Daisy’s birthday celebration in a bar—teens can legally drink at age 18 in the UK). The work is appended with variant covers from individual issues.  VERDICT A pitch-perfect exploration of the small and large milestones of early college life that should garner a place in collections serving older teens.–Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal

 


 Giant Days

• Graphic Novels
• Eisner Award Winner
• 
YALSA/ /ALA’s 2020 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens
• College Experiences, Character Education
• Full-Color
• Recommended Interest Level: YA – Ages 16+
• Author: John Allison, Lissa Treiman (Illustrator),

• 6.5” x 10.10” x .40”
• 128 Pages

• Reinforced Library Binding
• Sold in Full Sets Only
• Shipping March

For teens that have grown up loving: Raina Telgemeier (Sisters, Drama, Smile), Svetlana Chmakova (Berrybrook Middle School), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes).

Titles:    
Giant Days - 7 Volumes

Giant Days, Volume 1
Giant Days, Volume 2
Giant Days, Volume 3
Giant Days, Volume 4
Giant Days, Volume 5
Giant Days, Volume 6
Giant Days, Volume 7

  $186.99


   


• 2016 Eisner Awards: Nominated for Best Limited Series
• 2016 Eisner Awards: Nominated for Best Writer/Artist (John Allison)
• 2016 Harvey Awards: Nominated for Best New Series
• 2016 Harvey Awards: Nominated for Most Promising New Talent (Lissa Treiman)
• 2016 Harvey Awards: Nominated for Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
• 2016 Harvey Awards: Nominated for Best Continuing or Limited Series

• 2018 Eisner Awards: Nominated for Best Continuing Series
• 2019 Eisner Awards: Best Continuing Series

• 2019 Eisner Awards: Best Humor Publication

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