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Other graphic novels like Scott Pilgrim. Can you recommend them to me?
posted by aparrish to media & arts (21 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I am admittedly a dilettante---I bought the Scott Pilgrim books a few weeks ago after seeing the trailer for the upcoming movie, and I devoured them in a matter of days. This morning I finished reading them again. So I'm looking for my next fix.
It's hard to put my finger on what I liked so much about Scott Pilgrim. The expressive, off-the-cuff art style, madcap/surrealist/magic realism humor, awesome fights, lots of self-aware winks and nods... relatable characters, snappy dialog, touching without being heavy. It's fun, I guess is what it boils down to.
I'm aware that there are many previous threads asking for general graphic novel recommendations. I know what the classics are; here I'm specifically looking for graphic novels that are Scott Pilgrim-ey. (Maybe newer or more obscure stuff than would generally appear on your "OMG I can't BELIEVE you haven't read this" list.) Recommendations for, uh, regular novels (or other media) with a similar feel to Scott Pilgrim would also be great. Thanks, everyone!