10 Up-and-Coming Graphic Novels

nimonaBooks with pictures aren’t just for kids anymore. Get your graphic novel fix with one of these up-and-coming titles:

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – A graphic novel debut based on the author’s critically acclaimed web comic follows a nefarious plot by an impulsive young shapeshifter and a vengeful villain who want to defame their kingdom’s Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics.

One-Punch Man by Yusuke Murata – Saitama is a superhero with a big problem: he can’t seem to find a villain able to withstand more than one punch from him.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson – A graphic novel about a girl who discovers roller derby as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia – In a town where all the adults seem to be missing, a group of teens struggle to figure out who they are and who is killing them.

Trashed by Derf Backderf – Inspired by real life experiences, the author uncovers the messy inside world of garbage collection.

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud – Thanks to a deal with Death, young sculptor David gains the ability to sculpt anything he can imagine, but he only has two hundred days to live, a situation complicated by indecision and his discovery of true love.   

Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler – An intrepid band of beetles sets out on a scientific mission to discover what lies beyond the borders of their colony, New Coleopolis.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North – Squirrel Girl and her sidekick Tippy-Toe kick butts and eat nuts.

Patience by Daniel Clowes – A psychedelic science-fiction love story from the author of “Ghost World” veers from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova – After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.

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