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Assalamu 3aleikum, peace be to you and hello

Yay, I'm on holidays! And I'm totally captivated by my new discovery: Graphic novels!

I'm ashamed to admit, that as an artist, I didn't know them before. But in case you don't know them either: Graphic novels are just comics for adults. (Not Mangas!.. I actually  don't read mangas..)
I found so many graphic novels, that I want to read now! Unfortunately they are even more expensive then normal novels, so I can't buy them all...  And it's also hard to find them in the libraries because there is always someone else, who already took them.
However I managed to catch some of them.  And there are especially 2, which I like to recommend:

1) "Same Difference" by  Derek Kirk Kim. I really love the whole story (epecially the end.. :meow:), his drawings and his cinematical narrative skills. Here is his blog and webcmic

2) "Palestine" by Joe Sacco. This one deals with a much more serious issue. Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American journalist, who went to Palestine to tell about the everyday life and trouble in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. The book is a colllection of comics, which are pretty impressive and shocking as well. Joe Saccos drawing style is very unique. I especially admire his way of using perspective and shading. I even thought of trying out his sytle..   (and I must buy this one... I must)

Maybe you like them, too. Anyway, I'd be happy, if you too have some recommendations.
Peace
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Have you ever heard of "Blankets"? It's a graphic novel by Craig Thompson, very touching, I loved it. It's autobiographic, dealing with personal matters like religion, love and bonds between people. I really recommend it, it's genius.
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tuffix May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! It's already on my list, but I still couldn't find it. However I read his "CARNET DE VOYAGE" and it was also very touching. I love his drawing style. I'm also curious about his novel "Habibi".
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lacusyamatoo Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Graphic novels .. yeah I know them , but unfortunately never had the chance to read one :(
without considering the price >< it's very very very hard to find them where I live
there's only the manga style , but even these are rare ..
so sad :(
I should may be wait for the comics festival ,it's the only way to find them ^^;
and like you I find them really interesting and inspiring
I have to start saving money for the next festival :D
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tuffix Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh.. hm.. I wish I could send you some (:
Can't you order them online?
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lacusyamatoo Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
unfortunately no ><.. there will be many difficulties :(
you know Algeria is not Germany for example :D hehe
it's okay I'll wait for the next festival :)
I hope there'll be good ones ^^
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roelworks Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i've read palestine...bought them also...read also about the Bosnia conflict from Joe Sacco -> Save are Gorazde..
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tuffix Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I saw this and I'm planning to read this as well. :nod:
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roelworks Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
try to read letters from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert,
Graphic Novels are a lot of money to buy but it's good you can read them in the library, some are worth having though...
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tuffix Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, cool, thanks.
Yeah, true.. it's hard for me to part with "palestine"... don't want to give it back to the library :paranoid:
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roelworks Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
extend until you can't extend anymore Lol
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