Top 11 Graphic Novels and Comics Of 2014 All Blerds Should Read

Jennifer's Journal

Jennifer’s Journal: The Life of a SubUrban Girl, written and illustrated by Jennifer Crute

Comic Book Resources calls Crute a “charming storyteller.” They are right; Crute really draws you into the retelling of her childhood. Readers identify with her, laugh and cringe with her and, at times, weep with her. While it looks like it is drawn for children, the book isn’t PG. Her whimsical drawings often belie the serious subjects they portray ( for example, at one point she shows a darling little baby screaming out racial epithets). Jennifer’s struggles with work, depression, sex and sexuality, and religion are all covered.

Quixote

Quixote by Deron Bennett

Eisner Award-nominated Deron Bennett created Quixote. In an interview for Fanboy Comics Bennett described Quixote as the story of “Quixote and his buddy, Sam, as they journey the Nine Continents, searching for clues to unravel the secrets of the past. Quixote descends from a mystical race of people known as Lemurians, who are all but extinct from the planet. He’s trying to figure out how things got that way and takes up the adventurous life of a Questtaker in order to do so. Tagging along for the ride is his friend and squire, Sam, who keeps the hero in check and is definitely the more chivalrous of the two. In their quest to discover the truth, they find themselves facing a maniacal king, pirates, robots, and all manner of obstacles. It’s just a fun adventure in a fantastic world, with tons of room for exploration.”

Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man by Jerome Walford

Featuring Glyph award-winning character Jack Macguire, Nowhere Man is a police drama and psychological thriller.

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