Considered world's first literary comic book, this graphic novel inspired the movie "American Splendor,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Bechdel humorously examines her difficult relationship with her mother.
A moving autobiographical coming-of-age story about the author’s life and childhood in a fundamentalist Christian family.
This autobiographical graphic novel, which started out as a monthly zine, reveals a portrait of family dysfunction and the unraveling of unspoken secrets.
An entertaining and intriguing illustrated guide that makes world history seem accessible.
This volume contains parts 1 and 2 of Satrapi's best-selling memoir, which relates in graphic novel form the story of the author’s childhood and young adult years in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. A film version of this book came out in 2007.
The story of how a family survived the Siege of Sarajevo in 1992-1993, told through a combination of comics and copies of faxes—the author’s only means of communicating with the outside world.
Based on memories noted in her childhood journal, comic artist Bechdel documents her unusual childhood with darkly humorous drawings and text. Her closeted gay father ran a funeral home and died (a probable suicide) just as she was coming out as a lesbian.
An exploration in comic form of the relationship between crazy and creative, by an author diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The two volumes of Maus recount—in cartoon form--the tragic Holocaust survival story of Vladek Spiegelman and his fraught relationship with his son, a cartoonist.
Best-selling fiction/fantasy author Neil Gaiman offers a graphic novel that combines mythology, folklore, and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative voice.
A real-time memoir covering 5 years in the life of cartoonist and filmmaker Gabrielle Bell.
The original classic comic book on which the hit AMC TV series “The Walking Dead” was based.
This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel is considered by many to be one of the best of the genre. It recounts the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes. A film version came out in 2009.