Sequential Art for the Slammer
September 18, 2012 6:31 PM Subscribe
I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question.
posted by Juliet Banana to Writing & Language (30 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My little brother asked me to send comics to him in jail. I'm a big old comic snob, so if it was up to me I'd be sending him Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Harvey Pekar. I'm pretty sure that's not what he meant.
His two suggestions were Garfield and Ranma 1 1/2, but he told me to "be creative," and I bet we can do better than that, y'all.
I'd prefer either comics that either teach you something/expand your mind in some way OR are completely mindless but hilarious.
Update to the last question: I've gotten through every book I wanted to send so far; he has Into Thin Air, a book on Spanish vocabulary, a book on origami, the 1st two Lightning Thief books, some goofy Ed Emberley & Usborne drawing books, Hitchhiker's Guide, and Jekyll & Hyde. I'll be sending more over time. The help I got from Mefites, both answering the question and offering to mail things to him/me, was so incredibly sweet and we both appreciate it so much.