For those of you who aren't nearby a comics shop, GONE TO AMERIKAY landed in bookstores today. So be sure to check out this beautifully written and gorgeous to gaze upon graphic novel!

For all you Americans reading this, we all share the universality of being immigrants. And though GONE TO AMERIKAY tells the story of three generations of Irish emigres, the appeal of these characters and their struggles is all something we can relate to. Derek McCulloch brings turn of the last century New York City to vivid life, as well as the swinging '60s and the present day. Artist Colleen Doran's gloriously detailed and heavily researched art will leave you mesmerized, as it did me. And Jose Villarrubia's colors are totally exquisite.

Check out below Colleen's test piece of art which accompanied the proposal.

--Karen Berger