Aaron Renier's first graphic novel, Spiral-Bound, was an anthropomorphic menagerie that dealt with issues from creative frustration to community hysteria. His latest book, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, is the first in an ongoing series. A high seas adventure involving monsters, treasure, pirates and magic skulls, it delivers everything you want from such a story with genuine warmth and excitement. JACOB SCHRAER Renier celebrates the book's release with a slideshow and signing at Reading Frenzy, along with Jason Shiga, whose new book is titled Empire State: A Love Story (or Not). Read our interview with Renier here.