Halifax Public Libraries will hosting a Graphic Novel Camp later this month, which got me thinking about my own experiences with adult graphic novels (graphica?)
I ‘ll admit that I haven’t been a big reader of graphic novels. I have only read a few titles in the last year or so. Having said that, I’m not sure why I don’t read more graphic novels because I thoroughly enjoyed the ones that I have read. (listed below)
Freddie and Me: a coming of age (Bohemian) rhapsody, by Mike Dawson
Bookhunter, by Jason Shiga
Perhaps it is because there are so many titles from which to choose?
Neal Wyatt, a readers’ advisor extraordinaire, recently published an article in Library Journal, providing list of classic graphic novels that should serve as a good introduction to the world of adult graphic novels.
Here is Neal’s list:
From Hell, by Alan Moore
Black Hole, by Charles Burns
Fun Home: a family tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel
Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
Berlin: city of stones, by Jason Lutes
The Left Bank Gang, by Jason