Graphic Novels

Finding the best graphic novels can be hard. Graphic novels are a new-ish genre so bookstore staff aren't always up to speed. Many graphic novel authors are new to the scene so they have no track record. Finally, being a graphic novel, the art's just as important as the words and in my opinion, it's hard to make a quick judgement on art — you really need to get into the story to see how the words and art work together.

The answer? The lists below. Let them guide you through this novel (groan!) challenge.

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The Best Graphic Novels of 2009

The Best Graphic Novels Of 2010

The Best Graphic Novels... According to Alan Kennedy

Graphic Novel Nominees for the 2009 Cybils Awards

Graphic Novels: About Women. By Women.

Some of the Best of Standalone Manga

Time Magazine's Top 10 Graphic Novels

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