Storm a graphic novel based on a performance poem by comedian Tim Minchin, illustrated by D C Turner and Tracy King adapted from their popular youtube animation is at Number 1 on our Top 10 of the most popular graphic novels today on Amazon UK. It is not officially published until 16 October 2014.
1 | Storm
Tim Minchin, DC Turner and Tracy King (Orion)
At a London dinner party small talk descends into a row about science and belief. Comedian Tim Minchin’s beat-poem becomes a graphic novel via the popular online animated film. Not published until 16 October 2014.
2 | Legends Of The Tour
Jan Cleijne (Head of Zeus)
Graphic Documerntary of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Cycling legends and their stories.
3 | Seconds
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Selfmadehero)
Much anticipated standalone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim
4 | Building Stories
Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)
Stories of the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: told in a remarkable format
5 | Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir
Roz Chast (Bloomsbury Press)
The long good-bye. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on watching her parents age well into their nineties and die.
6 | Nemo: The Roses of Berlin
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill (Knockabout Comics)
A rampage through twentieth century culture that tells of the volatile convergence of four startling women in long totalitarian shadows.
7 | The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
Epic story-telling of gods, monsters, mad kings, old crones, shamans, medicine men, brothers and sisters, bad geography, and true love
8 | Neurocomic
Matteo Farinela and Hana Ros (NoBrow)
Graphic Documentary or non-fiction. An introduction to the complexities of the brain made palatable through comics. Produced in association with the Wellcome Trust, the largest medical charity in the world.
9 | The Secret Service: Kingsman
Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (Titan Books)
When Uncle Jack gets his nephew, Gary, out of trouble, their lives intersect in a way neither of them can foresee.
10 | Line Of Fire: Diary Of An Unknown Soldier—September 1914
Sarah Ardizzone and Barroux (Phoenix Yard Books)
A soldier recounts the first two months of the First World War. Graphic Documentary that recreates events from a century-old diary rescued from a bin by the illustrator Barroux.
The writer’s name or names are shown first, and then the comics illustrator’s name is shown second. The publisher’s name is in brackets.
The search was done on 14 July 2014 at 18:00hrs.
Books should not be reprints, and are published after 1st January 2010.
Yet we have accepted that graphic novels that appear for the first time in the English language are acceptable provided they are published within the period.
The search is filtered by popularity by sales, for the words “Graphic Novels”.
It is not taken from the Bestsellers listing for Comics & Graphic Novels.
Not only does a search for “graphic novels” generate a listing of every sort of comic book, but also includes illustrated childrens’ books, and sometimes porn, (back in evidence), and tie-in box-sets.
The Top 10 includes original graphic novels, or original graphic short-story anthologies. The story must complete in one volume.
It accurately shows the sales position in the listing at the time of the search.
The Top 10 does not include adaptations, illustrated books, childrens’ books, film tie-ins, spin offs or part works or the superhero genre.
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