What We're Reading: Dennis's Graphic Novel picks

January 16, 2010 | Book Buzz

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TPL Staffer Dennis is a big fan of Graphic Novels, here are his recommendations, maybe you have favourites to share too?

French Milk French Milk by Lucy Knisley 
For her 22nd birthday – and her mother’s 50th—Lucy Knisley and her mother went to Paris. For more than a month, they toured the City of Lights from their fifth arrondissement flat, exploring museums and cafes, taking photographs, and eating lots of pastries. First and foremost a travel journal, Knisley’s photographs from the trip punctuate sketches of her daily adventures and musings about graduating from art school, first love and having an adult relationship with her mother. The drawings in this book are pleasingly clean in one panel and tellingly detailed in the next, giving the reader a good sense of Knisley’s emotions during and after this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Fables Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall is a graphic novel prequel to the comic book series Fables written by series creator Bill Willingham with a variety of artists. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, it reveals the secret histories of familiar fairy tale characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.