Here by Richard McGuire remains at Number 1 in our Top Ten Graphic Novels.
The Secret Service: Kingsman by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons rises to number 4 (a detail of which is shown above) and Neurocomic by Matteo Farinela and Hanah Ros is at number 9.
1 | Here
Richard McGuire (Hamish Hamilton)
Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.
2 | Building Stories
Chris Ware ( Jonathan Cape)
Stories of the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: told in a remarkable format
3 | Seconds
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Selfmadehero)
A talented young chef has plans to open a second restaurant but things start to go amiss. Much anticipated stand-alone graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim available on preorder until 14 August 2014.
4 | The Secret Service: Kingsman
Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (Titan Books)
When Uncle Jack gets his nephew, Gary, out of trouble, their livesintersect in a way neither of them can foresee.
5 | XKCD: Volume 0
Selected favourites from the first 600 webcomics on romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
6 | The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
(Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Matthew Inman’s, AKA The Oatmeal, anthology of comics and stories about suffering, gluttony and jogging.
7 | Plumdog
Emma Chichester Clark (Jonathan Cape)
The diary of a dog.
8 | 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.
9 | 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.
10 | Hip Hop Family Tree
Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
An encyclopaedic history of the early days of Hip Hop.
Lurking below the Top 10 are Grandeville Noel by Bryan Talbot; Uzumaki by Junji Ito; Storm by Tim Minchin, DC Turner and Tracy King.
Nemo : River of Ghosts by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is listed as on pre-order. It is not available until 19 March 2015 so has not been included.
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 21 January 2015 at 16:00hrs.
The Top 10 includes original graphic novels, or original graphic short-story anthologies.
The story must be complete, but can be complete in no more than three volumes.
All graphic novels are published after 1st January 2010. They should not be reprints of older works.
We have accepted that graphic novels that appear for the first time in the English language can be seen as new to the market, even if they are older works, provided they are published within the period.
The Top 10 does not include adaptations, illustrated books, cartoon-books, childrens’ books, film tie-ins, spin offs or part works or the superhero genre.
It does not include graphic novels that are listed as available on pre-order but not actually published.
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.
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