Graphic novels are not a genre but a format which can be fictional or non-fictional. We all loved comics in our childhood days, so if you are looking something with that format then this list of graphic novels will make your thought process a lot more creative.
Joe Sacco’s epic graphic novel, Palestine takes us through a whirlwind journey to a period of two months of 1991. The condition of Palestinians during a time of extreme political upheaval has been portrayed beautifully through both words and pictures.
Satrapi’s immensely popular graphic novel, Persepolis is grasping and relatable. The plight of Iran in a phase of distress, the author’s love for punk, her journey to Paris, all of her failed loves and her eventual return to her home have beautifully illustrated. The condition of Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution narrated through a child’s gaze is what makes Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel a winner.
#3 A Contract with God
American cartoonist Will Eisner’s graphic novel A Contract with God is often deemed as the very first text of this genre. The illustrations and the unique font along with an extremely relatable story make this book one of its kind.
#4 Sin City
This series of graphic novels by Frank Miller is perfect for all those who love noir movies and crime thrillers. The series sure has captivating story lines but the unique font used for this series is something worth our notice. Also, the black and white illustrations which resemble color inverted etched paintings are a delight for any artwork lover.
Guy Delisle’s account of his journey to North Korea’s infamous capital Pyongyang is a hidden gem. Delisle is a Quebecois Canadian who goes to Pyongyang working for a French animation company. The book gives satirical insights into a complete different world that North Korea has built in itself, a world where a foreigner has to submit his or her mobile phone in the airport, a city where there are only three restaurants, a world there are no disabled person!
#6 V for Vendetta
Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, V for Vendetta used to be an extremely popular comic strip back in the 90’s. Portraying a dystonia future story of the United Kingdom post a nuclear war and eventual apocalypse, V for Vendetta is totally worth a read.