10 Best Graphic Novels?

I just saw this Guardian article in which American comic book writer and editor Danny Fingeroth rates his top 10 graphic novels. Here are Fingeroth’s top 10:

  1. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  3. The Quitter by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel
  4. A Contract with God by Will Eisner
  5. It’s a Good Life, if You Don’t Weaken by Seth
  6. Stop Forgetting to Remember by Peter Kuper
  7. Kings in Disguise by James Vance and Dan Burr
  8. Brooklyn Dreams by J.M. DeMatteis and Glenn Barr
  9. Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
  10. Why I Hate Saturn by Kyle Baker

Lists like these are great for sparking discussion and debate.  I, for instance, think Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home should be on there.  But there are several of these I have never even read. 

Let’s get a little Monday morning debate going.  What do you think?



About the Author:

Misha Stone is a readers' advisory librarian with The Seattle Public Library. Follow her on Twitter at @ahsimlibrarian.

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  1. Will Eisner really should be first; he consciously invented the idea of the graphic novel. (He participated at one of the early Ohio State University cartoonists conferences I attended.)
    No Chris Ware? No Hernandez Brothers (especially as “Saturn” is listed)?

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