Category Archives: Graphic Novels

Riddle Me This by Candice Watkins

Do not dismiss comic books, and how important they are in tempting folks back into reading…. Riddle Me This by Candice Watkins


Ten of Australia’s best literary comics by Gabriel Clark

With news that the Man Booker Prize long list includes a graphic novel for the first time, the spotlight is on comics as a literary form. That’s a welcome development; the comic is one of the oldest kinds of storytelling we have and a powerful artform.

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Cleverman #1 Written by Ryan Griffen and Wolfgang Bylsma Art by Emily K Smith


In the near future, creatures from ancient mythology have emerged and must co-exist with humans.
Known as ‘Hairypeople’ they must live amongst humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to exploit and destroy them.
One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world.
This all-new story expands the world from the Cleverman TV series, which can be viewed on ABC iView in Australia and Netflix in the USA.

Winner of the Tin Duck at Swancon.

Want to know more? Go to Gestalt Comics.

Read it because:

This comic comes on the heels of the fantastic Cleverman television show. If you loved the television show then this is the comic for you. It’s a powerful reminder of the rascism and bias that lies beneath our society. It’s a delight to read.


A life in Comics for a curator of comics and cartoons

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An amazing life and an inspiration for anyone wanting to change careers – please read Karen Green’s award winning life here from Columbia Magazine.


ALSC Graphic Novels Reading List 2018 – Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

An absolutely fantastic resource for finding graphic novels for your students and the children in your life. Available at this Source: ALSC Graphic Novels Reading List 2018 – Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

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In Red Son, Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas, an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline, meaning Earth’s rotation placed Ukraine in the ship’s path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for “… truth, justice, and the American Way”, Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts “… as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.” His “secret identity” (i.e. the name his adoptive parents gave him) is a state secret.

Read it because:

You want something different from the usual Superman tropes. This is exciting and challenging if you’re a big Superman fan. I loved it and gave it out as presents at Xmas too…..

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