HOT STUFF is where you will find my most up-to-date graphic novel recommendations for your libraries. These recommendations are designed to create an immediate buzz and excitement amongst your students. Click on the covers for more details plus the suggested age rating. This page will be frequently updated so please keep checking back.
Hot Stuff is a reference to my Sheffield roots and to the famous Sheffield-based comedy The Full Monty. Enjoy the little snippet opposite. You could have a queue like this at your library desk real soon!
Klaus: The New Adventures of Santa Claus
Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Happy!) and Eisner Award-winning illustrator Dan Mora (Go Go Power Rangers) bring their lauded reinvention of Santa Claus fully into the 21st century with two modern tales of Klaus saving Christmas from sinister threats that span dimensions. Collects Klaus and the Witch of Winter and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville. (12+)
Sleigher: The Heavy Metal Santa Claus
This is Spinal Tap meets a Rankin/Bass Christmas special! The ultimate holiday tale for metalheads! Sleigher is the most recent heir of the “Santa Claus” mantle... even if it's not really his bag. He'd rather slam back bourbon than glasses of milk, and blast metal instead of carols. But when a long forgotten member of Santa's rogues gallery rears his ugly head to reap chaos and destruction, Sleigher may have found his true calling - dishing out a holiday ass whoopin'!!! (15+)
A Christmas Carol
From Stephen L. Stern, writer of Markosia's masterful Beowulf graphic novel, and acclaimed artist Douglas A. Sirois, comes this superb full-colour adaptation of Dickens' timeless classic. Sacrificing none of Dickens' rich language and filled with cinematic artwork, A Christmas Carol is a wonderfully faithful adaptation of the quintessential Christmas story. (All ages)
Santa Claus vs. The Nazis
1941. After discovering Santa Claus' factory, the Nazis enslave the elves, incapacitate Santa and convert the factory into a factory of war. Two of Santa's helpers escape to London to brief Churchill, who creates a commando unit to take the factory back. (12+)