GEORGE SPROTT: 1894-1975, by Seth. (Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95.) First serialized in The New York Times Magazine, this is the sweet, sad story of George Sprott, the aging host of a long-running television show, as rendered in Seth’s clean lines.
BLUBBER, by Gilbert Hernandez. (Fantagraphics, $19.99.) Hernandez, one of the creators of the beloved “Love and Rockets” strip, here offers a menagerie of weird invented monsters — like the Pollum, the Junipero Molestat, the mythical Forest Nimmy — engaged in unspeakable and strange acts.
SAPIENS: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization, by Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave. (Harper Perennial, $25.99.) This second volume of the graphic version of Harari’s book about the evolutionary history of humans focuses on the agricultural revolution of 12,000 years ago.
ENTER THE BLUE, by Dave Chisholm. (Z2 Comics, $19.99.) The legend of a mysterious jazz realm, the Blue, is explored through the story of a musician who has gone comatose. The music and its enigmatic secrets are presented in full color.
TIDES, by Sara Freeman. (Grove, $26.) Mara, a 37-year-old grieving from the loss of her child during a stillbirth, uproots her life and moves to a seaside town, where she works at a wine shop and slowly learns to heal.
THERE IS LIFE AFTER THE NOBEL PRIZE, by Eric R. Kandel. (Columbia University, $19.95.) The neuroscientist writes about his lab’s scientific advances, his accomplishments, and personal revelations since he won the Nobel Prize in 2000.
I EMBRACE YOU WITH ALL MY REVOLUTIONARY FERVOR: Letters: 1947-1967, by Che Guevara. (Seven Stories, $35.) This collection spans the last 20 years of Guevara’s life and includes letters sent during his Motorcycle Diaries trip, the Cuban revolution and more.
AMERICAN URBANIST: How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life, by Richard K. Rein. (Island Press, $35.) This intellectual biography of Whyte, a pioneer of people-centered urban design, covers five decades of his research and writing, including his 1956 best seller, “The Organization Man.”