Graphic Novels

We love comic books and graphic novels! Carta, our resident cartoonist, has curated some great recommendations below!

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

For many people, this the LGBT comic. A compelling and frank autobiography centered around Bechdel's relationship with her father. You'll come back to this again and again.

The Diary of  a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition: An Account in Words and Pictures Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623170349
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 21st, 2015

A completely unique hybrid novel, part prose, part comics, based in Gloeckner's typewritten teenage diaries. Vivid, beautiful, heartbreaking - I cannot recommend this book enough.

Gaylord Phoenix Cover Image
ISBN: 9780979960987
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Secret Acres - December 1st, 2010

Edie is one of my favorite cartoonists of all time. His ongoing series, Gaylord Phoenix, is a surreal story about gender, bodies, sex, and mysticism. You've never read anything like this.

Perfect Hair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937541279
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Published: 2dcloud - December 27th, 2016

Tommi Parrish is a genius. This book collects several of their short stories, and is often devastating. Tommi's beautiful linework and careful painting makes this book stand out - and their storytelling makes it essential.

This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

You might have heard of Jillian and Mariko Tamaki's This One Summer - it won a Caldecott, an Eisner Award, and has consistently been a New York Times bestseller. It's an incredible, YA-appropriate coming of age story. Perfect for any young teen (or adult) in your life.

SuperMutant Magic Academy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770461987
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 28th, 2015

Jillian Tamaki's popular webcomic Supermutant Magic Academy is collected into a beautiful edition from Drawn & Quarterly. Funny, poignant, and often very queer, this book is extremely great.

My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781101871515
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Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2017

Tagame shows his range in this book, which is centered on gay male parenting and gentle family dynamics. It's a new direction for Tagame, who is best known for his explicit (and amazing) pornography. This book is incredibly drawn, too sweet to believe, and an instant classic.

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626926035
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Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

The long-overdue North American release of Nagata's comic that took the internet by storm. This funny, painful autobio story about a young woman's coming to terms with her attraction to other women, and her fumbling steps in the direction of happiness. I can't stop thinking about this book.

Sex Fantasy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781927668467
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Published: Koyama Press - September 12th, 2017

Sophia Foster Dimino's Sex Fantasy might be my favorite series of minicomics ever, and it's finally coming out in a collected edition from Koyama Press. Meditative, sexy, funny, and sad, this series is totally unmissable. I know more people with tattoos based on these comics than I do any other work of art.

Condo Heartbreak Disco Cover Image
ISBN: 9781927668450
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Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

I've been following Eric Kostiuk Williams' work for a while - he's one of the most technically gifted illustrators working in comics right now, with layouts and drawings that hearken back to the golden age of EC. Condo Heartbreak Disco is surreal, beautiful, and extremely gay. I need to re-read this one again.

What Is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and Her Pussy Cover Image
By Rokudenashiko, Anne Ishii (Translator), Chip Kidd (Cover Design by)
ISBN: 9781927668313
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Published: Koyama Press - May 10th, 2016

A must-read feminist classic from the Japanese artist Rokudenashiko. You should seriously look her up - her work is pretty incredible. This book is very worth reading for anyone interested in feminism, censorship, or bodily autonomy (and if you aren't into those things, what are you doing on this website????)