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
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.