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Such a painfully honest, gorgeously drawn graphic memoir.  Personal, moving,and shocking.  Phenomenal.

10 Graphic Novels That Would Make Awesome TV Shows

The author recounts in graphic novel format his troubled childhood with a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated x-rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of sixteen in the hopes of becoming an artist.

Around the World 3 tales of circumnavigation.  Phelan's Nellie Bly is particularly fun and spunky!

Challenged with circling the world at the end of the nineteenth century, three very different adventurers--avid bicyclist Thomas Stevens, fearless reporter Nellie Bly, and retired sea captain Joshua Slocum--embark on epic journeys.

Kannenberg declares this memoir about the author’s brother’s struggle with epilepsy to be “probably the most honest portrayal of a family under pressure ever published in a graphic novel” (Kannenberg 61). The artwork is complex and reflects the familial tensions caused by the brother’s condition.        Works Cited: Kannenberg, Gene. 500 Essential Graphic Novels : the Ultimate Guide. New York: Collins Design, 2008. Print.

An extraordinary graphic novel memoir of a childhood spent growing up with an epileptic brother. Epileptic possesses a charm, rhythm and majesty all its own.

Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 by  Joe Sacco. Outstanding, one of the best graphic novels ever!

Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books,

teachingliteracy:    neverindanger:  The Library by Sarah Stewart, Pictures by David Small

The Library by Sarah Stewart, Pictures by David Small ~ She didn't like to play with dolls, She didn't like to skate. She learned to read quite early And at an inredible rate.

A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history ...

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History, Art Spiegelman

Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes by Keri Smith http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1846144477/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Zpfoub18N6SKA

In Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Keri Smith, creator of Wreck This Journal, asks readers to explore what it feels like to throw themselves off balance - on purpose. Your whole life you've been taught to avoid making a mess: try to keep every

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - I struggled  to keep reading ... but glad I did

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer (F Foer): Oskar Schell, the son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a key his father left behind.

El primer animal en ir al espacio.

Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler.Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the in.