More Graphic Novels Recommended by Staff
If you aren't a graphic novel reader, you may be surprised at the great variety of titles available. Not all graphic books deal with masked crime fighters, although there are lots of those. You can find stories from all different genres--general fiction, crime, speculative fiction. There is a graphic novel that is perfect for every reader.
These are some of the favourite graphic novels of library staff members:
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Thompson's semi-autobiographical work tells the story of his childhood, his relationships with his brother and his parents and his struggle to find his own identity.
Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
Every chapter of this Eisner Award winning book concentrates on a different significant event in the life of Brás, a Brazilian writer and ends with his death. Although Brás dies in each chapter, the entire story of his life is told with a message of living life to the fullest.
Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
High school student Mark Grayson is pretty normal, except that his father is a superhero and that he's discovered he has inherited superpowers of his own.
Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
A mysterious mansion with strange doors, mystical keys and supernatural creatures becomes home to the Locke children after their lives are shattered by the murder of their father.
The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
A woman finds a mysterious disappearing bookmobile containing all the books that have had an impact on her life and she becomes obsessed with reliving her past through the books.
The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar
A cat belonging to a rabbi develops the ability to speak after eating the family's other pet, a parrot. Set in 1930s Algeria, the story follows the pair as they explore and discuss the world around them.
Revolver by Matt Kindt
The United States is attacked by a dirty bomb, society collapes, chaos reigns and mild-mannered Sam becomes a hero but when he wakes up the next morning, everything is back to normal; the next day he finds himself back in the disaster and Sam must find out what is happening to his world.
Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley
In order to win the heart of Ramona Flowers, slacker musician Scott must defeat her evil exes. Set in Toronto, this series is full of local landmarks including Wychwood Library, where Scott first sees Ramona and Toronto Reference Library, where an epic battle is staged.
If you haven't seen anything you like, more staff recommendations are on their way. Check this blog next Wednesday when the focus will be non-fiction graphic books.