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.. ), 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.