Self Made Hero – Publishing Jul-Dec 15!

CPP - SMH Logo Here’s an look at what Self Made Hero have coming for you over the period July to December 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication.
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* Pub Title Authors ISBN Form RRP
CG - SMH - Sep - Ruins
Peter Kuper
Samantha and George are about to launch into a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, the trip is a reconnection to her past and an opportunity to complete her novel; for George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. As the couple depart for Oaxaca, a monarch butterfly begins its annual migration south from Canada to Mexico. The story of its remarkable journey, woven into the fabric of Ruins, draws striking parallels with the challenges faced by Samantha and George as they adapt to their new surroundings.
Beneath its picturesque veneer – the 16th-century architecture, the nearby ruins – Oaxaca is a town shaken by political unrest. Samantha and George will find themselves embroiled in events that will alter their paths forever. Ruins masterfully captures the shadows and light of a troubled country steeped in history and culture, weaving together personal, political and natural dramas into a thrilling portrait of life south of the Rio Grande.
CG - SMH - Sep - Aama 4 You Will be Glorious my Daughter
Frederik Peeters
On Ona(ji), Verloc Nim is the sole survivor of an expedition to recover Aama, the experiment that has transformed the surface of this desert planet into a landscape inhabited by lethal biorobotic creatures and plants. Having pieced together the events of his recent past – his journey to Ona(ji), his part in the deadly expedition to Aama’s source – Verloc finds himself physically transformed by his confrontation with the experiment. But will his extraordinary new powers be enough for him to save his daughter?
The final volume of Aama, You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, is the culmination of Frederik Peeters’ award-winning series – a gripping blend of breathless action, existentialism and suspense, and a spectacular vision of the distant future.
CG - SMH - Sep - One Year Wiser
Mike Medaglia
One Year Wiser is a book of 365 inspiring meditations. On every page are words of wisdom from thinkers both ancient and modern, from Marcus Aurelius to Virginia Woolf. Brought to life by Huffington Post blogger Mike Medaglia’s stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit. This is a book filled with the wise words of thinkers as diverse as Mark Twain and Mahatma Gandhi, and with the illustrations of an artist uniquely skilled in bringing their wisdom to life.
CG - SMH - Oct - Hysteria
Richard Appignanesi, Oscar Zarate
An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria is one of Sigmund Freud’s most influential case studies. Focusing on the psychoanalyst’s investigation into the emotional life of a suicidal 18-year-old, it offers a fascinating insight into his methods of working and interpretation. Freud’s analysis of the patient, who he refers to as Dora, leads him to uncover a remarkably troubled and conflict-ridden family history.
In Hysteria, Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate bring to life this landmark of psychoanalysis, capturing the gripping story of a deeply troubled but fascinating patient. This beautifully drawn guide shows Freud developing his theory of dream interpretation, combining it with his studies of hysteria and sexual development to create one of the most influential and remarkable works of psychoanalysis ever committed to paper.
CG - SMH - Oct - Klaxon
Si Spencer, Dix Grim
Three unemployed slackers find themselves embroiled in an unusual dispute with their new neighbours: Carole and her weeping mother. When the shabby Carlisle intervenes in their lives, he incurs the wrath of their landlord – the silent, grinning embodiment of evil, Mr Stapleton – and his mute minion son, Craig. As Mr Stapleton’s malign influence spreads to his housemates, Carlisle takes the fight to his enemy and realises he must sacrifice his life to save the world.
Owing more to William Blake than to Stephen King, this brooding, unnerving and absurdist graphic novel deliberately shuns the conventional genre trappings of blood and gore in favour of freak falls of liquorice allsorts, cherubim in cowboy suits and narcotic cavity wall insulation.
Check out our Creator Profile of Si Spencer here!
CG - SMH - Nov - Filmish
Edward Ross
Edinburgh-based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. In Filmish, Ross’s cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme – the body, architecture, language – and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Trip to the Moon to Aliens.
Sitting within the tradition of bestselling non-fiction graphic novels like Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics and the Introducing… series, Filmish tackles serious issues – sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda – with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.