Top 10 Tuesday: Graphic Novels

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It’s Tuesday again already! I just picked up a copy of Margaret Atwood’s new graphic novel Angel Catbird and it inspired me to share some of my favourite graphic novels.

  1. Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge – a visual retelling of the Margaret Sanger story, the woman who founded Planned Parenthood.
  2. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel – a memoir about Alison’s childhood and her complex relationship with her father.
  3. Black Hole by Charles Burns – a sci-fi set in 1970’a Seattle during a plague outbreak.
  4. Maus Vol 1 and 2 by Art Spiegelman – a retelling of Art’s father’s life during the Holocaust where the Jews are mice and the Nazis are Cats.
  5. Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh – made famous by the movie, this is the graphic novel that started it all. A teen girl forms a deep emotional and physical relationship with an older art student she meets in a lesbian bar.
  6. The Big Feminist But edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly – a collection of comics about, you guessed it, feminism.
  7. Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J Georges – a memoir in which at the age of 2 Laura is told her father is dead, and at age 23 a psychic tells her he is actually alive.
  8. Maggie the Mechanic by Jaime Hernandez – Love and Rockets is an excellent series of comics by Jaime Hernandez about Maggie and her friend Esperanza (Hopey).
  9. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – a fantasy comic strip that began as a web comic and evolved into this collection.
  10. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – a memoir about Marjane’s early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. Also made into a fantastic animated movie.

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