Category Archives: Graphic Novels

3 Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

When I think of my favorite indie films, I think of intensely personal stories with small casts. Not to stereotype, because independent filmmakers can and do make all kinds of movies, including epics and spectacles. But these three graphic novels remind me of the smaller indie films that tell human-scale stories with compassion and artistry. Hope you find something here… Read more »

8 Graphic Novels About the Dark Side of Superpowers

Sometimes when a fictional gal or guy gains the power to fly, see through walls, or shoot lasers from their eyes, bad things happen. To them, or to people around them. Here’s a list of my fave comics about the dark side of superhero-ing. Hope you find something new and compelling to read! Before we jump in: All comics here… Read more »

10 Fascinating Graphic Novels About Detectives

I have watched a LOT of Law and Order. Though I often have big issues with the shows around due process etc., something about the puzzle-solving is addicting. I’ve also gone through Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and Columbo periods. So it’s no surprise that when I started reading comics, detective series grabbed me. Here are my favorites so far, a… Read more »

8 Graphic Novels for Autobiography and Memoir Fans

I don’t necessarily seek out graphic novel memoirs, but I almost don’t have to, because good ones keep finding me! Here’s a list of my faves so far. Hope you find something new and interesting to read. Before we jump in: All comics here can be bought as graphic novels/collections, not only as single issues. Your library may own many… Read more »