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What's your favourite graphic novel?

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By David Silverberg
Posted Apr 27, 2009 in Arts
I just recently picked up a graphic novel called Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle. It's a comic-filled adventure of an animator's work stint in North Korea's capital city. And so far, I absolutely love it.
In fact, for the past five years, I've been heavily into graphic novels. I've been reading authors such as Seth, Adrian Tomine, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Julie Doucet, and more. There's something unique about reading a sweeping novel accompanied by gorgeous illustrations. I've always been a fan of superhero comics so progressing to graphic novels felt like a natural progression.
A lot of people think graphic novels are just Watchmen and Sin City. Alan Moore stuff. No way. It expands beyond the superhero story and can focus on daily observations and relationships, family tragedies and childhood memories. Graphic novels are movies for book nerds, and I can't get enough of them.
I'm curious if any other DJers like graphic novels. I'm always hunting for recommendations, and can throw out a few suggestions of specific books too, in case anyone is interested.

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