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Booklist recently published a list of the top graphic novels reviewed in the past year. "The list showcases just how ambitious the medium has become, tackling everything from the minutia of a masterpiece to, well, everything".
21: The story of Roberto Clemente written and illustrated by Wilfred Santiango. A narrative of Clemente's personal and athletic triumphs in colorful graphic form.
Any Empire written and illustrated by Nate Powell. A complex, open-ended anti-war parable, the story follows 3 characters, first as children, then 10 years later.
MetaMaus written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman. An array of interviews, notes, and artwork that articulately illuminates Maus and the comics format as a whole.
Big Questions by Anders Nilsen. This enormous work, 15
years in the making, balances a minimalist drawing style with unusual
touches of magical realism in a story about finches, philosophy and the
mysteries of life.
Other top graphic novels to request from outside the system:
Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth written by D. Mullaney and B. Canwell, illustrated by Alex Toth. Alex Toth finally gets the spotlight he deserves in this biography-cum-compilation.
One Soul by Ray Fawkes. Follow 18 different lives from different points in history from birth to death.