A (Graphic) Novel Obsession

24 November, 2015

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I am in love with graphic novels at the moment. Especially with so much revision to do, they’re easy to pick up and instantly get into as they don’t take up the same amount of brain power as a 500-page novel would do.

I always used to be sceptical about reading graphic novels. It’s easy to get caught up in ‘literary snobbery’ and feel as if books with pictures in are slightly inferior, but I’m finally over that and I love graphic novels and everything in them – the words, the graphics, the vivid colours. They’re amazing!

Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg is perhaps best known for being the writer and illustrator of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. I bought it because Sanne talked about it on her YouTube channel and I was very curious. On finally getting ahold of a copy, I fell head over heels in love with the beautiful illustrations and Isabel’s writing. It takes my breath away every time I look at it!

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I also treated myself to buying some of Isabel’s other works from GOSH Comics and her Etsy store. I’m most excited to read The Snow Queen and Other Stories because I think it will be perfect for winter cosy reading.

Noelle Stevenson

I can remember reading Nimona online partly a year or two ago, but then never went back to it. I was very nervous when I first started reading graphic novels and I didn’t know where to start, so I thought Nimona would be a good place – I already knew I would love it! So read Nimona I did. IT IS SO GOOD.

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I’m hoping to read Lumberjanes soon, which is another graphic novel that Noelle Stevenson has written. Although she didn’t do the graphics, I’m still extremely excited to read it and I’m sure it will be just as amazing as Nimona. The colours are so bright and vivid in it too!

Now I need your help! I’m looking for more graphic novel recommendations that I can read in the next few months.

What are some of your favourite graphic novels? Have you read Nimona or The Encyclopedia of Early Earth?

4 Comments

  • Fiona

    24 November, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I’ve only just picked up Nimona and Lumberjanes too! They look amazing and the illustrations are pretty adorable to resist.

    I recommend anything from Image: Saga being my absolute favourite, Rat Queens a close second. And then there’s Ryan Andrews (http://www.ryan-a.com/comics/) who gives me all the feels (read Sarah and the Seed)

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  • Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic

    24 November, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I haven’t read graphic novels really, but I definitely want to start reading them! These both sound good so will see if I can find a copy somewhere! 🙂
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  • Denise

    26 November, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I haven’t read any graphic novels, so I can’t be much help for recommendations – sorry! Though after this post,I really want to get into them more. I’m a bit scared, but I think I would really enjoy Nimona, so I’ll have to give it a go! Thank-you for sharing this, Lucy ♥

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  • Jess Hearts Books

    4 December, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I’ve really got into Graphic Novels over the last few months too! I really loved Rat Queens so much feminism and girl power! I think you’ll like that one 🙂
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