Graphic Novels for Grownups

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

Paul Coelho
Coelho

Offers  an adaptation in graphic novel format of a modern classic about the  globe-trotting spiritual journey of a humble shepherd boy.  


American Vampire (1)

Scott Snyder
Snyder

Skinner Sweet, an outlaw vampire with no aversion to the sun,  takes revenge on the aristocratic gang of vampires that created him.


Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Sidney Jacobson
921 Frank Jac

Draws on the archives of the Anne Frank House to relate the short but  inspiring life of the Jewish teen memoirist, from the lives of her parents to  Anne's years keeping her private diary while hidden from the Nazis to her  untimely death in a concentration camp.


Blacksad

Juan Diaz Canales
Diazcan

Private  investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery and intrigue,  digging up the back stories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear  secrets during the 1950's Red Scare in the United States.


Castle Waiting

Linda Medley
Medley

A fable for modern times, Castle  Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess,  saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil -- but  about being a hero in your own home.


City of Spies

Susan Kim
Kim

In the New York City of 1942, budding  cartoonist Evelyn and her new friend Tony find a genuine Nazi spy, and become  embroiled in the kind of adventure Evelyn writes about in her comics.


The Color of Earth

Tong-Hwa Kim
Kim

Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, and  watching as their customers look down on her mother for her single  lifestyle. 


Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man

John Porcellino
Porcell

This collection of stories deals specifically with the years  Porcellino was employed as a Mosquito Abatement Technician. In his own elegant,  simple style, Porcellino grapples with the job and the eventual effects it had  on his life and his view of the world.


DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule that Shook the World

Israel Rosenfield
572.86 Ros

A unique, richly detailed, and fun biography of DNA grounded in  deep historical and philosophical knowledge.


Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence

Geoffrey Canada
Canada

Presents a graphic adaptation of Geoffrey Canada's memoir of his  Bronx, N.Y. childhood, along with an analysis of how a chain of events set in motion by 1960s drug laws has led to the child violence on the streets today.


Locke & Key. Vol. 1, Welcome to Lovecraft

Joe Hill
Hill

Presents the story of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion  with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.


Mijeong

Byun, Byung-Jun
Series: Graphic Novels

Young people's lives cross and spark for brief moments. This Graphic Novel is an example of Korean Manhwa.


Nylon Road: a Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran

Parsua Bashi
Bashi

An artist originally from Teheran depicts her experiences of  growing up under Shiite Law and her life in Switzerland as an adult.


Walking Shadows: A Novel without Words

Bousfield, Neil

In this uniquely beautiful wordless graphic novel reminiscent of
legendary expressionist artists Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, a
working-class family struggles to make ends meet and raise their
children in an isolating world of economic despair.


Wereolves of Montpellier

Jason
Jason

Werewolves of Montpellier is a lycanthropic thriller, a romantic comedy, and an existential  drama--basically, your typical Jason book. Beware the full moon!