Best Graphic Novels

British Literature

January 6th, 2010

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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.