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Help me find something as good as Zita the Spacegirl for my kids?

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.
posted by blahblahblah on Jul 1, 2014 - 23 answers

Resources on Alan Moore's process

I couldn't find any information as to how Alan Moore goes about writing his comics (namely Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell). I found an excerpt from his Watchmen script which shows how incredibly detailed he is in describing each panel. I once read that on Watchmen, it was a back-and-forth between him and Dave Gibbons, where Gibbons starts off with roughly sketching out the panels, gets comments from Moore, gets greenlit, then proceeds to drawing the final version. Any more information on Moore's process? Any other scripts you know of and is his writing as detailed for all his projects as detailed (I know that From Hell has labyrinthine appendices that almost match the work itself in length for example)?
posted by omar.a on Dec 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Hivemind suggestions for a newbie

Graphicnovelfilter : I am very much a novice when it comes to graphic novels but have enjoyed the realist works of Joe Sacco (The Fixer & Palestine) and The Burma Chronicles (Guy Delise) initially kickstarted along time ago by my stumbling upon Harvey Pekar (American Splendour). What other graphic novels of this nature should I be tracking down? I'm interested in International Relations / Politics / History / Travel / Journalism / Espionage - as well as more esoteric perspectives on the world - so anything ticking these boxes would be great.
posted by numberstation on Mar 21, 2012 - 26 answers

Totally niche!

I'm looking for a recommendation for a graphic novel for a 30 year old lesbian journalist. I want something funny, sharp, dark, etc. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Dec 14, 2011 - 31 answers

"But MoTHER, I CAN'T now because I'm READING!"

Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Oct 11, 2011 - 31 answers

Manga suggestions?

Graphic novels, manga collections? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Jan 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me find avant-garde comics/sequential art por favor?

I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art. [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Dec 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Reading what you play

I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on May 15, 2010 - 23 answers

We're coming to get you, Barbara!

I love The Walking Dead. Can anyone recommend similar (though not zombified) comics? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Feb 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Boom! Thwak! War and Comics

PS240: Boom! Thwak! War and Comics. I teach in the political science department at a small liberal arts college, and I'm fortunate to have quite a bit of flexibility in new course design. For 2010-2011, I'm putting together a new course on war and comics/graphic novels. Awesome, right? I know. But what else goes on the syllabus? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Jan 12, 2010 - 32 answers

What graphic novels should I read?

Apparently I'm a fan of graphic novels now, but I don't even know where to start. I love (LOVE!) Preacher; I liked Watchmen. What should I read next? [more inside]
posted by wonderyak on Mar 12, 2009 - 52 answers

Recomend any good Wonder Woman stories?

Recommend any good Wonder Woman graphic novels/storylines? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 9, 2009 - 8 answers

The books you would take to a deserted island

I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jul 25, 2008 - 49 answers

What can I learn from comic books?

I like to learn things, but textbooks are boring! I find comic books gripping in ways that normal books aren't. Can you all offer examples of educational, information-rich comic books (or, if you prefer, "graphic novels")? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 18, 2006 - 29 answers

epistolary comic books and books

Has anyone done an epistolary comic book? It's not obvious to me how such a project could work and I'm interested in seeing what, if anything, artists have done with the form. I'm also interested in recommendations for good epistolary novels. I've already looked at the wikipedia page on epistolary novels and I plan to read some of the novels mentioned there.
posted by rdr on Jun 15, 2006 - 7 answers

D'oh!

What are some good cartoons, graphic novels, essays, fiction that are about regular life, or a regular guy? [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on Apr 20, 2006 - 37 answers

Graphic Novels for Snobs

I'm a snob. What graphic novels should I read? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 25, 2005 - 67 answers

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