Shelf Liners for Your ‘Nice’ List
December 11, 2017 by Michelle Mackin
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To follow the SVA Holiday Gift Guide: Product Edition, here is a roundup of books that were written or illustrated (or both!) by talented SVA alumni and faculty. Scroll down for a selection of books that would satisfy a variety of people on your “nice” list.

For Children

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Schomberg: The Man Who Built a Library
Written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (BFA 1983 Media Arts)
For ages 8 – 12
Hardcover, $16.99
Warriors: Graystripe’s Adventure
Written by Erin Hunter, illustrated by James Barry (MFA 2004 Illustration as Visual Essay)
For ages 8 – 12
Softcover, $12.99; e-book, $10.99
The Witch Boy
By Molly Ostertag (BFA 2014 Cartooning)
For ages 8 – 12
Hardcover, $24.99; softcover, $12.99; e-book, $7.99
By Raina Telgemeier (BFA 2002 Illustration)
For ages 11 – 13
Hardcover, $24.99; softcover, $10.99
Yuri and the Flying Squid
By Iván Cortázar (MFA 2005 Photography and Related Media) and Sol Frías
For ages 5 and under
Customizable e-book app, $3.99
The Dam Keeper
By Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (BFA 1998 Illustration)
For ages 7 – 9
Hardcover, $19.99; e-book, $9.99

For Photography Buffs

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I Fought the Law
By Olivia Locher (BFA 2013 Photography)
Hardcover, $16.95; e-book, $13.99
Death Takes a Holiday
By Darin Mickey (BFA 1998 Photography)
Hardcover, $40
By Brandon Woelfel (BFA 2016 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects)
Hardcover, $39.99
Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters, 1992 – 2000
By Ash Thayer (BFA 1997 Photography)
Hardcover, $50
Lost Utopias
By Jade Doskow (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media; SVA faculty member)
Hardcover, $39.95

For Activists

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March Trilogy
Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (BFA 2000 Cartooning)
Softcover slipcase set, $49.99
The Design of Dissent Expanded Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance
By SVA Acting Chairman of the Board Milton Glaser and SVA faculty member Mirko Ilić
Flexibound, $25
When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism
Written by Leslie Tolf, featuring illustrations by Veronica Agarwal (BFA 2016 Cartooning), Alex Graudins (BFA 2016 Cartooning), Giselle Sarmiento (BFA 2015 Cartooning) and Madeline Zuluaga (BFA 2016 Illustration)
Softcover, $19.95

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production
Co-edited by Kareem Estefan (MFA 2012 Art Criticism and Writing)
Softcover, $18; e-book, $10

For Lovers of Comics and Graphic Novels

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All Time Comics
By Josh Bayer (MFA 2009 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Samuel Bayer (BFA 1987 Media Arts)
Softcover, $3.99 each
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers
By Hazel Newlevant (BFA 2014 Cartooning), featuring illustrations by 10 SVA alumni
Softcover, $20; e-book, $9.99
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955 – Secret Nature
Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough (BFA 1993 Illustration)
Softcover and e-book, $3.99

For the Coloring Connoisseur

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52 (More) Flower Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book for Inspiration and Stress Relief
Written by David J. Bookbinder, illustrated by Mary O’Malley (MFA 2005 Fine Arts)
Softcover, $8.99
The Beauty of Horror II: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium: Another GOREgeous Coloring Book
By Alan Robert (BFA 1993 Cartooning)
Softcover, $16.99
Color, Draw, Collage
By Jill Howell (BFA 1990 Media Arts)
Softcover, $14.99