MOAB by Mara Ramirez. $25, digest size, 110 pages, black and white. Published by Freak Comics.
Well, this is an out of left field and truly beautiful item. An original graphic novel by a cartoonist I was previously unfamiliar with, drawn in pencil (?) and amazing assurance and ease, with sketches morphing shape and emotional meaning. On surface level, a moleskine diary about a road trip/relationship, the power and improvisation seen in these drawings reveals a true power. Both casual and assertively final, this is a unique work.