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Collection Highlight: Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups


Did you know that HSL has an adult graphic novel collection? That’s right! Graphic novels aren’t just for the kiddos anymore.

But why choose a graphic novel over a regular novel? Graphic novels add an additional layer of depiction to your narrative with beautiful and compelling illustrations.

Is your impression of graphic novels just superhero comics and comic strips? Well….while not untrue, there are amazing (non-superhero) graphic novels out there.

Here are some titles that we recommend:

Puerto Rico Strong
Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators.
Herding Cats – Sarah Andersen Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant – Roz Chast
In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.
American Gods Volume 1: Shadows – Neil Gaiman This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Now a Starz television series as well.
A Game of Thrones: Volume 1 You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the series. Now novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson bring George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy masterwork A Game of Thrones to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Winter is coming.