Monday, September 29, 2008

Adult Graphic Novels

Adult Graphic Novels

A true “graphic novel” is a book which uses illustrations to “tell the story.” First Regional Library has a large collection of graphic novels for children, but there are also many titles intended for adult readers. These books contain many themes and subjects that can be found in the traditional “narrative” formats of adult fiction and non-fiction. Some of the most popular “Graphic Novels for Adults” are:

Epileptic by David B
"One of the greatest graphic novels" -- Publishers Weekly
Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker
1991 Harvey Award Winner
One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry
2003 Eisner Winner
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Time's 10 Best Books of 2006
Black Hole by Charles Burns
2006 Eisner Award Winner

A Contract with God by Will Eisner
Widely considered the first major "graphic novel"
Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies
2005 Eisner Award Winner
The Originals by Dave Gibbons
2005 Eisner Award Winner
Fax from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert
1997 Eisner Award Winner
300 by Frank Miller
1999 Harvey Award Winner

Watchmen by Alan Moore
Time's 100 Greatest Novels of All-Time
Our Cancer Year by Harvey Pekar
1995 Harvey Award Winner
To Afghanistan and Back by Ted Rall
American Library Association's Best Books of 2002
Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson
2001 Eisner Award Winner
Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco
2001 Eisner Award Winner

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
2001 Coup de Coeur Winner
Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower
2001 Eisner Award Winner for Best Writer/Artist
Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
1992 Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Golem's Mighty Swing by James Sturm
2002 Harvey Award Winner
Blankets by Craig Thompson
2004 Harvey and Eisner Award Winner

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
2001 Eisner Award Winner
Pedro and Me by Judd Winick
Winner of six American Library Association Awards (2000)

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