03/02/2016

Graphic Novel Wishlist


I have fallen in love with graphic novels this year and honestly I hope to buy and read all the books mentioned below this year. As I said previously I think graphic novels are get me out my reading slum and make it so I don't feel like "such a slow reader". I hoping to build up to tome books... eventually. I'll tackle you one day Game of Thrones! Damn beast of a book then I'll be able to enjoy the TV show.




Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is a DC comic miniseries set in the 1980s. It's an alternative reality where superheroes exist and have influenced US historical events. I saw the film back in 2009 but I think I found the plot a little confusing. I remember loving Rorschach though so I'm excited to read the source. Hopefully I enjoy it.

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore is novel about a dystopian and fascist Britain where V an anarchist saves and teams up with a young girl called Evey to overthrow the dictatorship. Another novel that I've seen the film adaption of. I did really enjoy it and I found V very inspiring if a bit extreme but a world where freedom is gone you have to go to extremes to get it back.

Black Hole by Charles Burns details a story set in the 1970s revolving a group of teenagers experience a plague like STD that causes gross mutations. The premise sort of reminds me of It Follows and it just sounded so intriguing and Amazon recommended it so it's can be that bad.

The Fart Party Collection by Julia Wertz. I lent Drinking at the Movies from a friend in January and I loved Wertz self deprecating humour and relatable trials and tribulations through her twenties in New York City. So I was interested her other work hence The Fart Party Collection. A compilation of mini comics detailing more of her life experiences, can't wait to read more from her.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is another memoir surrounding a young woman navigating her sexuality, coming of age and realising truths about her father. I'm always interested in biographies and this one has been described as bleakly hilarious and gothic so I'm very intrigued by it. It seems unlike any other novel on this list.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi explores her childhood in Iran and journey's through the country's revolution and war torn landscape. I watched the film version for one of my modules in university and found it compelling and fascinating. I don't know much about Middle Eastern politics so it would be good to explore a woman of colour's experiences in a war torn country.

Recommend me some more dark, horror or memoir-styled graphic novels you like in the comments! 

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