Read Harder 2018: A Comic Written and Drawn by the Same Person

The fourth Read Harder challenge involves one of the most popular types of books here at the library: comics!  Since most comics are written and illustrated by two or more people, it can be challenging to find one with the same author/illustrator.  There are many options to choose from, but here are just a few to get started.  You can also visit our collection of online book lists and click on the Read Harder 2018 tab on the left side f0r expanded lists of reading suggestions for each challenge.  Click on a cover or a title to place a hold!

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past.”



The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

“The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family’s move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.”






Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

“The author-illustrator traces his father’s imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.”






Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

“The great-granddaughter of Iran’s last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.”





Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers

“The author explores, in graphic novel memoir format, her adventures of being a butch/dyke and becoming pregnant, while dealing with the stereotypes and judgment of those around her.”






Happy reading!
-Amanda, Adult Reference