2019 graphic novel reading list for newbies.

I’m often asked by readers of Becoming Unbecoming who are new to comics and graphic novels if I have any recommendations. I do! So I’ve put together this list of my personal favorites. Typically they are loved due to an interesting or innovative approach to artwork or because the story telling is magnificent. These are my real favorites, genuine recommendations. It’s not that I don’t feel under pressure to highlight books from my lovely publishers (Myriad Editions, Virago and Mayfly Press) or from dear friends in the comics creative community, though some of their books appear on this list, but…

The Legacy of Artemisia, or Why Should We Care That Someone Was Raped

  The Comics Forum is a two day academic conference that runs alongside Thought Bubble in Leeds. The forum topic for 2014 was Violence. My presentation seemed to go down well and unusually, there were lots of questions and discussion during question time (typically people ask me questions individually, in private, after any talk I’ve given) perhaps because I was part of a panel on sexual violence so the audience felt more comfortable about asking questions. I haven’t posted on here for a while so I thought I’d post the whole thing, images and notes. Hope you find it interesting….