For a handful of pages in Nick Drnaso's new graphic novel, the title character of Sabrina is a real person. We see her eat, talk, and laugh with her sister. But after she's brutally killed on camera, strangers on the internet pick apart her death like it's a twisted sign of the times.
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Sometimes it can be hard to remember that the word "Disney" comes from a real person's name. The company that the legendary mogul built is frighteningly powerful and ubiquitous - and his last name has come to connote, sometimes pejoratively, a certain artistic sensibility. A new graphic novel called Von Spatz is a trippy reminder that there was an actual man behind the mouse.
In 1997, Christophe André was kidnapped while serving with Doctors Without Borders in a town near Chechnya. Guy Delisle's Hostage recounts the three months that André spent in captivity, and proves the idea that all you really need to make a fantastic comic is a captivating story and a sense of style.