Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups

The graphic novel is increasingly becoming less about improbably proportioned superheroes in tights, and more about real people’s real issues. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, which examines the fraught complexity of the father-daughter relationship, and Art Spiegelman’s brilliantly simple Maus, detailing his father’s struggles during the Holocaust, are excellent examples of what I’ve begun to call Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups. There are lots out there, and so I’ve decided to start a series of reviews specifically about them!

Right now, I’m contemplating working my way through our Graphic Novel section in alphabetical order by author. I solemnly promise one a week. Starting next week. Or the week after that…

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