I'd like to dabble more in graphic novels and comics for "grown ups". I like Julia Wertz and Allie Brosh--so basically I'm looking for stuff that is kinda gritty yet also kinda funny, preferably with a female's point of view. Who else might I enjoy? [more inside]
I'm interested in good science fiction in any format (book, film, comics, etc.) that explores that idea that we are not alone in the universe, but wildly mismatched with everybody or nearly every else in terms of civilization stages, kinds of technology, perception, etc. [more inside]
I am currently obsessed with O Human Star, which has so much of what I enjoy in a comic: a feeling of personal warmth (as opposed to 'cold action'), no convoluted action-y shading/perspective art-wise, unique storyline, science fiction vibes, no purely 'sinister' atmosphere, and nuanced gender elements. What else might I enjoy? [more inside]
I have been reading Zita the Spacegirl to my kids (7 & 5, boy and girl) very night. For those who haven't read it, it is a terrific graphic novel for kids full of adventure and strange creatures, with a great message. What else would you reccomend, as we approach the end of this great series? Specifically thinking of a modern, adventure-filled (but not overly mature) graphic novel or series. Science fiction or fantasy would be ideal.
I have been tasked with inventorying and potentially selling more than a few comic books. [more inside]
I am interested in reading some visually dazzling comics or graphic novels. I would love to find examples that were made with beautifully painted panels, incorporated collages, or are otherwise interesting on a visual level. What do you recommend?
I'm starting to get back into reading comics and graphic novels again after an absence of nearly 30 years. I'm hoping the cool kids of the Mefiverse can assist me in choosing some titles. [more inside]
Thoughtful science-fiction graphic novel suggestions needed! (non-horror, limited violence) [more inside]
Please recommend graphic novels for two very bright girls, aged 7 and 9. I'm looking for Wolves of Willoughby Chase type stories full of plucky lasses showing courage and resourcefulness. They liked Polly and the Pirates and Zita the Space Girl, but there aren't enough of them. I'd prefer things that are well drawn.
I'm working on a graphic novel. Should I submit it to publishers, or just run it as a webcomic? And if I were to submit it, I have a bunch of secondary questions. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
What do these Chinese characters in American Born Chinese mean? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a specific old comic which details the history of an alien humanoid civilization. [more inside]
How do I go about getting some of my stories made into comics? [more inside]
Suggestions for a the best erotic/adult comics & comic-creators? [more inside]
I'm looking for the name of a colorful, fantasy-themed graphic novel series, featuring a child protagonist, a red-shirted child villain, and a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters. [more inside]
Hellboy and BPRD: Help me buy their collected stories in order? [more inside]
Deep Searching Old Comics for Research in the Humanities: How does one search old comic books for something that may amount to set-dressing? I'm looking for depictions of public housing projects in U.S. comics from 1950 – 1980. What tools or approaches can you recommend? [more inside]
I love reading comics with my 5-year-old daughter at bedtime, but we need some more series to read. What others should we read together? [more inside]
Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc? [more inside]
Books or graphic novels with very sarcastic characters that might be suitable for YA readers? [more inside]
Not quite book-filter: I'm looking for graphic novels (or comics wrapped up as TPBs) with astounding artwork. I've long since given up following comics as they come out, so I'm interested in any artists doing great things with the medium. [more inside]
Other graphic novels like Scott Pilgrim. Can you recommend them to me? [more inside]
What are your top five items for an adult graphic novel collection in a public library? Our system is looking at the possibility of creating a new section for adult graphic novels (right now we have the majority of them in YA, and the remainder interfiled through non-fic), and I was asked my opinion on new titles that we could buy to fill out the ranks. [more inside]
ComicsFilter: How can I find Cuba in comics or graphic novels? [more inside]
I'm looking for graphic novels/comics with a narrator and a separate (non-narrator) main character. [more inside]
What's the best way to keep on top of new graphic novel releases? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a horror comic that was written in the (I think) early '90s. [more inside]
I am obsessed with artist&writer Lynda Barry, and don't believe she has any peer or equal in the world of comics. Prove me wrong; who else would I love? [more inside]
What French-language comics would you recommend? [more inside]
I'm looking for english-language blogs about french or franco-belgian comic books or graphic novels. [more inside]
In search of dark, gory, female-centered, Asian, did I mention dark, comics/graphic novels. [more inside]
Can webcomics fans point me to some good online manga or graphic novel type comics? Bonus points if the story is complete and I don't have to wait for an update every week (side question - why is it so hard to find webcomics that are completed?). Sex, violence, serious, silly, whatever, as long as the story is engaging and the artwork is well done. [more inside]
Can comic book fans suggest some good comic books/ graphic novels/ etc. for me to read? [more inside]
I have just run across several good comic book series, in particular Chadwick's Concrete , Azzarello's 100 Bullets and the Sin City graphic novels. Its an area that I am unfamiliar with, and there does seem to be a lot of literate writing out there. I would love to find a site that could help me separate the wheat from the chaff and that would keep me posted of new good material. Any suggestions?
Help me find the name of a graphic novel, in which a naive elderly couple deal with the aftermath of an atomic bomb. . . [more inside]
What graphic novels can I use to persuade my wife to join me in geekdom? [more inside]
The Adventures of Tintin — where to begin? [more inside]
Can mefites recommend mature graphic novelists? (And by mature I do not mean pr0nographic.) [more inside]
Inspired by grumblebee's recent question about graphic novels, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions about worthwhile manga. [more inside]
Love and Rockets question (the comic, not the band)...[mi] [more inside]
I'm looking for comic books that would appeal to my seven-year old son, who needs a little motivation to practice his reading. He's into the usual stuff: killer robots, yu-gi-oh, explosions. I'm wondering if there is a good graphic novel written at his level. The only thing I've found is a weird, simplified photo-novel of Star Wars. And Captain Underpants, of course.
I am looking for recommendations for some good graphic novels. More inside...