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School bullying is universally decried, bemoaned, and condemned. Newspapers, magazines, television, and movies all reflect the ugly truth ... bullying is not only on the rise, but becoming more dangerous every day. Whether it's a teenager committing suicide as a result of a Facebook posting or a group of schoolchildren taunting another autistic child and filming it for the "entertainment" of others, the longest-lasting, deepest-scarring impact of bullying is emotional, not physical. Failure to understand this has handicapped an already-insipid series of failed "solutions." Heart Transplant is aimed at actually *changing* the way we deal with perhaps the most critical issue for children and parents alike today. To accomplish this mission, an entirely new medium was created. Neither a graphic novel nor a self-help book, it uses elements of both to deconstruct bullying, and to offer both teens and their parents the true "facts of life." Nine-year-old Sean's only experience with parenting was the series of men his alcoholic mother made him call "Daddy." He knows he doesn't belong ... anywhere. And never will. He sees himself as others see him: Outsider. When Sean comes home from school one day, he opens the door to a pair of corpses -- his latest "father's" attempt at dope-dealing ended badly. The police arrive, the bodies are bagged, and the "Welfare lady" is telling Sean how much he's going to love his new foster home when an older man suddenly crosses the threshold. He tells the social worker that he's the father of the dead man, so that makes him responsible for his "grandson." And he offers Sean a choice: come and live with him, or take his chances with foster care. Life with the man Sean comes to call "Pop" is Paradise compared to the past. A brilliant and hardworking student, Sean finally has someone to show his report card to ... and he listens to Pop harder than he ever did to a teacher. Still an Outsider, yes, but now there's one place on earth where he knows he's always welcome. And always safe. But puberty brings Sean into a new world; a world where he is bullied every day ... a world where his status as "Outsider" is confirmed in endlessly cruel ways. He never complains, but Pop quickly discovers the truth. When Sean protests that "It didn't hurt." his real father responds that he knows that's a lie ... because when his son is hurt, he hurts, too. This is Sean's first experience with empathy, and his first understanding of emotional abuse. His understanding of bullying comes later ... when Pop shows him not only its true roots, but its antidote. Pop gives his son what he needs most: A heart transplant. It is not until after Pop's death that Sean learns the special sacrifice his father had made to give him that transplant, and that final understanding is Sean's ultimate legacy. Timely and confrontational, HEART TRANSPLANT is the gripping story of young boy's transformation from bullied "outsider" to true manhood. The universality of this work is such that what Sean learns is communicated to bullied children and their parent(s) alike. It speaks with a truth that cannot be denied, but also with a response that can be replicated. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection. The Awkward Yeti's Heart and Brain comics perfectly illustrate the ongoing, internal struggle betwixt head and heart. Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts features the same lovable characters as the first book and introduces a host of other vital organs like insatiable Tongue, irritable Bowels, and abused Stomach.
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When Howard’s father is stricken by an evil alien entity, Howard, Spot and Constable Smith must race to a secret government base in Antarctica to seek out the one man who can save his life: Dr. Herbert West. But the doctor has unwittingly awakened a sinister presence in the frozen wasteland that threatens to enter our world. In the end, one our heroes will be forced to Sacrifice his life to prevent the monstrosity from entering our destroying our planet.
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When Howard’s father is stricken by an evil alien entity, Howard, Spot and Constable Smith must race to a secret government base in Antarctica to seek out the one man who can save his life: Dr. Herbert West. But the doctor has unwittingly awakened a sinister presence in the frozen wasteland that threatens to enter our world. In the end, one our heroes will be forced to Sacrifice his life to prevent the monstrosity from entering our destroying our planet.
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Howard Lovecraft's family has been imprisoned on a far-flung alien planet, Spot hopelessly captured, and he is slowly becoming a mindless Fishman. Accompanied by his insane father, a pistol-packing constable and his hungry cat, they must face the all-powerful ruler of the Outer Gods, a revengeful old enemy, an army of deadly monsters, and a lethal world called Yuggoth, to save the day. All Howard has to do is surrender his father's Book. But that would mean certain doom for all mankind.
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When Howard’s father is stricken by an evil alien entity, Howard, Spot and Constable Smith must race to a secret government base in Antarctica to seek out the one man who can save his life: Dr. Herbert West. But the doctor has unwittingly awakened a sinister presence in the frozen wasteland that threatens to enter our world. In the end, one our heroes will be forced to Sacrifice his life to prevent the monstrosity from entering our destroying our planet.
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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this hauntingly evocative graphic novel written by Dean Motter and Judith Dupré, and featuring lavishly painted artwork by superstar Sean (Fatale, Criminal) Philliips! "Science transformed his body, artistry inspired his soul." The Heart of the Beast explores the timeless themes of classic horror literature, set against the backdrop of New York City's decadent art world of the nineties. Sandra, a beautiful and young bartender, meets the enigmatic Victor, a man with strange scars and stranger secrets. A tale of gothic love and modern horror, this graphic novel drew praise from critics and fans alike, and is long overdue for a 2014 release in an all-new prestige format edition. This newly digitally remastered edition features additional scrapbook material and commentary by the creators. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this hauntingly evocative graphic novel written by Dean Motter and Judith Dupré, and featuring lavishly painted artwork by superstar Sean (Fatale, Criminal) Philliips! "Science transformed his body, artistry inspired his soul." The Heart of the Beast explores the timeless themes of classic horror literature, set against the backdrop of New York City's decadent art world of the nineties. Sandra, a beautiful and young bartender, meets the enigmatic Victor, a man with strange scars and stranger secrets. A tale of gothic love and modern horror, this graphic novel drew praise from critics and fans alike, and is long overdue for a 2014 release. This newly digitally remastered edition features additional scrapbook material and commentary by the creators.
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When Howard's father is stricken by an evil alien entity, Howard, Spot, and Constable Smith must race to a secret government base in Antarctica to seek out the one man who can save his life: Dr. Herbert West. But the doctor has unwittingly awakened a sinister presence in the frozen wasteland that threatens to enter our world. In the end, one of our heroes will be forced to sacrifice his life to prevent the monstrosity from entering our destroying our planet!
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Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection illustrates the relationship between the sensible Brain and its emotionally driven counterpart, the Heart. Boasting more than one million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012.
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Tells the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Written in graphic-novel format.
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