On A SunbeamGraphic Novel - 2018
"Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It's a 'space' story unlike any you've ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters." --Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls
Two timelines. Second chances. One love.
A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together.
Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love--only to learn the pain of loss.
With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love.
LA Times Festival of Books 2018 Book Prize Winner, Graphic Novel/Comics
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018
One of The Washington Post 's "10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018"
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
A YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel
A 2019 Hugo Award Nominee, Best Graphic Story
A Harvey Award Nominee, Book of the Year
A Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children's or Young Adult Book
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With another year in the books, LPL staff from all across the library share their favorite new titles of 2018. -- Ian, Information Services: Can I cheat and choose two? I’m going for it. These fantastic graphic novels are both set in space, but couldn’t be more different. Aliens: Dead Orbit is a thrilling, violent, meticulously drawn original Alien story that captures the claustrophobia and… (more)
2018 was kind of a stinker. Personally, nationally, globally. Woof. It was also the year I turned 30. All of a sudden, Hyvee cashiers are calling me sir. Double woof. And even though a majority of my brain KNOWS that 30 isn't old, part of me feels ancient. And it's only going to get worse! A couple of years ago, a friend of mine went to a Kendrick Lamar show. Before the concert, he… (more)
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From Library Staff
My hands-down favorite book of 2018: a space opera featuring queer love, found family storylines, and drop dead gorgeous art.
1. Space opera + found family + literal starcrossed lovers.
LPL_CentennialC Nov 26, 2018
"On a Sunbeam" is a queer found-family space opera story full of heart (and a story full of heart is the very best kind of story in my opinion). The worldbuilding is fantastic, especially the fish space ships, and all of the characters will worm their way into your heart. This book has ... Read More »
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