Best Graphic Novels & Comics 2012 — Goodreads Choice Awards
The 21 Best Graphic Novels of 2012
Graphic novels are a great way to explore new stories—or revisit well-loved ones in whole new ways. This list of epicreads ha, get it? Before you know it, your TBR list will skyrocket in graphic novel numbers. All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy.
The humble comic-strip can trace its origins to Hogarth and the painters of Japan's Edo period, but for most of the 20th century it was regarded as a second-rate pulp form. That reputation has changed dramatically in recent years. Now, the graphic novel a catch-all term at best has embraced Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirs, hard-hitting journalism and astute social commentary. Cartoonists get nominated for the Costa Prize and the Edinburgh International Book Festival has a whole strand - Stripped - dedicated to graphic fiction. So we thought we'd ask cartoonists, novelists, critics, publishers, journalists, comic historians, comedians and the odd musician what books should be in everybody's library. Australian cartoonist Tan's wordless fable tells the story of the immigrant experience in dusty black and white. The story of David and Goliath, as told from the giant's perspective.
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 05, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
The 50 greatest graphic novels of all time
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. The Globe's Books team is sent thousands of books every year: novels and poetry, mysteries and histories, memoirs and coffee-table books, erotica, exotica, graphic novels, self-published books, books sophisticated and crude, even textbooks. From this rich array we select only the most promising for reviews - and then only those that wowed our professional readers for our annual list. Herewith, the titles reviewers couldn't put down, couldn't stop talking about, and insist you stock up on, too. Anne Carson's work is more of a rewriting than a translation of Sophocles's great play about the conflict of conscience in law, with Antigone defying Athenian law to bury her brother. Carson's version, in which Antigone is given a severe case of martyr's complex, is an original reading, both riveting and humorous. Bianca Stone's illustrations are immediate and visceral, and Robert Currie's overall book design has elegance and strength.