Get Graphic

If you think comic books are just for kids, you should definitely reconsider and check out some of the awesome adult comic books & graphic novels the library has to offer. Comic Books are stories told through sequential art alongside dialogue and narrative, a combination that allows for a rich reading experience - requiring the use of linguistic literacy and visual literacy.

The term “Graphic Novel” is often used to refer to a longer format, but possibly to also distance the genre from some of the comic book stereotypes. Whatever you want to call them, here are some stand alone books and first issues to get you started.

Black Hole by Charles Burns

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Epileptic by David B.

Fables, Volume 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

Stitches by David Small

Unlovable, Volume 1: Tammy Pierce is Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Y: The Last Man, Volume 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan

Written by Kelly on March 28, 2011

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