Best Graphic Novels

British Literature. Wed, Jan 6th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

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NPR’s Glen Weldon has a list of the year’s best graphic novels here.

I’ve only read Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli, so I guess I’m a bit behind the times. For those who have asked, the two graphic novels I’ve been using as examples are Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware, and Blankets by Craig Thompson.

I’ve already given you a list of my favorites, though I would add the Scott Pilgrim series and Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse (it is as gross as it sounds, but the artwork’s amazing), as well as The Squirrel Machine (more brilliant art—a mix between Charles Burns and Chris Ware) and a number of newer Batman titles. Gotta love the Dark Knight.

As always, use your best judgment when choosing a graphic title. Some can be quite, erm, graphic.

Have I overlooked anything? I’m always looking for new stuff, so share your knowledge in the comments.

3 Responses to “Best Graphic Novels”

  1. Okie says:

    Very cool. Thanks for the best-of list.

  2. josh wallace says:

    Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi 😛

    kind of for a younger audience though

  3. Haley says:

    Damn it, I came here for some awesome phone book ripping action, and you let me down. You let the USA down.