FRC: A Graphic Novel
In the library (and thus for the challenge) we use the term graphic novel loosely to indicate books that tell a story through sequential art. It could be a self contained story, a memoir, an installment in story of a superhero, or even a collection of strips. Frequent readers may have a favorite genre, author or artist. For those new to graphic novels the wide of variety of choices may be surprising!
A few of my own recommendations:
- Fantasy series: The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman; Y the Last Man; Locke and Key by Joe Hill, The Walking Dead, Saga.
- Memoirs: Fun Home; Persepolis; Can’t we Talk about Something More Pleasant, Rosalie Lightning.
- History: March; Maus
- Strips: Step aside, Pops!
- Artsy and stunning: Here (with few words, shows the history of a single place over thousands of years).
Some web links to offer more choices:
- Flavorwire 25 Essential
- Forbidden Planet 50 Best
- Rolling Stone: 50 Best Non-Superhero
- Cosmopolitan: 14 Graphic Novels
- American Library Association’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens
- Award winners: See the Eisner Awards