LISTS! Michael Cavna—who will be full time at Comics Riffs next year, hoorah—has his top ten, most of which I expect to see over and over as the best lists roll out:
By Gilbert Hernandez (Drawn & Quarterly)
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?
By Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK GRAPHIC NOVEL: VOLS. 1 AND 2
By Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (Harper Collins)
THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS
By Max Brooks and illustrator Caanan White (Broadway Books)
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE: BOOK 2 (1981-1983)
By Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
HOW TO BE HAPPY
By Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
SAGA: DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 1
By Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
THE SHADOW HERO
By Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Sonny Liew (First Second)
By Raina Telgemeier (Graphix)
THIS ONE SUMMER
By Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (First Second)
Just bought Sisters for my daughter. I’ll have to peruse it before I give it to her.
VERY happy to see This One Summer on this list . It was a brilliant marriage of art and story by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. The book don’t seem to gather as much critical regard as I would have thought and as it most certainly deserved.
I’ve loved everything by Gene Luen Yang, but – I’m sorry – the Shadow Hero is an overwritten, clunky mess. It’s only getting its press due to its origin, not its story. Someone needs to say it.
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