Bee's Mini Graphic Novel Collection | Graphic Novels

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Whilst my graphic novel collection isn't as established as Luke's, it's comprised of two beauties that I thought I'd share with your fine selves on this rainy Sunday afternoon. If you're a graphic novel novice like myself, I highly recommend picking up these two to ease yourself in lightly. With beautiful stories and stunning artwork to boot, it's a bit of a no brainer!

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the new ghost by rob hunter (2011)
A beautifully rendered, literally haunting tale of the afterlife, The New Ghost follows a spectral entity on his first day at work: dark, gentle, poetic, and heart-warming all at once, it is an atmospheric tale to dash the conventions of comics and leave you thirsty for more...

Luke gifted me this little graphic comic after I spotted it on Nobrow and I absolutely fell in love with it. I think the concept is absolutely brilliant, and it lends itself so well to its graphic form. Whilst this comic is quite small, it certainly packs a punch story-wise as it evolves into a heartwarming tale over the space of a few pages. The art style is also ridiculously beautiful. I mean, just look at those colours! The perfect comic to ease you in nicely, and a beautiful addition to any bookcase. 

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the gigantic beard that was evil by stephen collins (2013)
On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless. Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying unstoppable monster! Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, more importantly, are they going to do with Dave? 

I really enjoyed everything about this graphic novel, from its monochrome art style to its references to Eternal Flame by The Bangles. The title alone is pretty fantastic, I think you'll agree. The Gigantic Beard is hugely accessible, and I think it's a pretty good staple for any collection whether you're an esteemed graphic novel collector or a complete n00b. It also makes a pretty perfect gift for the pogonophile in your life. 

NOW THAT YOU'VE SEEN bee's mini collection, TELL US...
 Do you own any graphic novels? Which ones?
 Which ones should I get my hands on next? 

Leave your answers in the comments below, or tweet us @tftcblog. We'll see you on Wednesday. P.S If you'd like to see more about graphic novels, check out Luke's Read, To Read, Want post. 

with regards, THE FINER THINGS CLUB.



  1. This is a huge thing I miss about living in England. Whilst we have a brilliant bookshop here, that does stock English literature, I have yet to stumble across anywhere that sells graphic novels. Perhaps I will take a mooch at these two next time I visit home!

    If you're into fairy tales, you might enjoy the Fables series, gorgeous art work. Or if it's a more gritty story line that you seek, then Preacher is a classic!

    Faded Windmills

  2. I'm an avid manga reader but 'graphic novels', not so much... The first title sounds really interesting though!

  3. I don't own any graphic novels, but the two you mention look beautiful! I'll definitely be looking out for these when I'm next in a bookshop :)



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