So, Graphic Novels. 

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So, Graphic Novels. ...

So, Graphic Novels. 

I haven’t read many. I could probably count on my fingers the number of graphic novels I’ve read in my entire life. But lately I’ve been thinking about writing one myself. And since I have very limited knowledge of graphic novels, having read very few, I figure I should read some more before I try to make one myself. I’d also like to read more graphic novels just ‘cause I think they’re cool and I’d like to get more into them. So I guess this is kind of a graphic-novel-recommendation thread. What are your guys’ favorite graphic novels? Are there any great ones I should definitely read? Any favorite graphic novelists? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!


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submitted by Leeli
(August 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm)

I LOVE graphic novels!!!! also the lunar chronicles series? who else was read it!?! please, i need to not be alone in my love for it!!! anyway though, graphic novels are pretty cool and can help novice readers become better because of the picture :) 

submitted by Lucy N, age 12, Vermont
(October 1, 2019 - 9:18 pm)

I love the Lunar Chronicles! I just started a thread about it! ;D

~ Lilac 

submitted by Lilac, age Secret, Lake of Tears
(November 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm)

I'm surprised no one's mentioned Nimona yet, it's one of the more well known graphic novels starring a shapeshifting villian sidekick to the evil Ballister Blackheart as they go up against the Insituation and their hero of Ambrosius Goldenlion, in reality it's a lot less black and white but it has  lots of great humor and heart and the art while simplistic is still good. It's also written by the director of She Ra, Noelle Stevenson (who is also married to the author of Witch Boy so they more you know.)

submitted by Kitsune
(October 22, 2019 - 8:37 pm)

*quietly points to own previous post*

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(October 24, 2019 - 4:44 pm)

Oh I'm so sorry, I skimmed your post and didn't see it, but then again it's such a good book that it deserves to be shouted out twice

submitted by Kitsune
(October 24, 2019 - 8:20 pm)

Oh yeah I LOVE Nimona! Also, have you read Noelle Stevenson's Lumberjanes graphic novels? I love them soooo much. Great diverse characters and very funny.

submitted by SurroundedByBooks
(January 15, 2020 - 11:41 am)

the only real graphic novel i've ever read was one I think was called "mercury" and it was good but also kind of confusing. Sorry, I know this probably isn't very helpful.

submitted by cerinthe, age 13tomorrow
(October 25, 2019 - 9:00 pm)

Another super amazing webcomic is Namesake, a beautiful fantasy comic with a lot of complicated stuff going on in it. And also El Goonish Shive, which is probably not exactly CB-appropriate and starts out bad but gets super super good and sweet and funny and interesting. Warning, though: Both of these webcomics are very long and very addictive.

submitted by Applejaguar, Wisteria
(October 27, 2019 - 8:24 pm)

if you're looking for something spooky, then i recommend that you read coraline. its so good!

submitted by claire s., age 8, michigan
(October 29, 2019 - 11:45 am)

Thank you so much everyone who’s responded! I’ll definitely try to check some of these out, they sound great. Viola? and applejaguar, I’m really glad you mentioned webcomics, because I’ve actually been wondering about getting into those too, lately. Are there any you would recommend starting with for someone who’s new to webcomics? 

submitted by Leeli
(October 31, 2019 - 7:57 am)

Like many people on here, I really like graphic novels but haven't read too many. Some that I liked are: Smile, Sisters, and Drama( 3 separate books) by Raina Telgemier, All's Faire in Middle School( I don't remember the author's name), Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, and Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy( all 1 book, it's a modern version of the book Little Women, but shortened, with some things changed from the origianal) by Rey Terciero & Bre Indigo. 

submitted by Angela , age 12, Earth
(November 1, 2019 - 7:26 am)


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(November 3, 2019 - 6:11 pm)


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(November 3, 2019 - 6:12 pm)


submitted by Shadow, age 11, Silver Spring
(November 3, 2019 - 6:15 pm)