#19: Wilson by Daniel Clowes
This is above and beyond the funniest graphic novel I’ve ever read. Every time I don’t think I could love Daniel Clowes more, he tops himself. Wilson is such an eccentric and hilarious character and now sits along side Enid as my favorite Clowes characters. Every page of this book made me laugh. Brilliant.
#14: McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales: Edited by Michael Chabon
Shockingly enough, I didn’t really enjoy this anthology of “thrilling” tales. They were not the least bit thrilling. I honestly don’t understand why I didn’t love this. The perfect recipe was there: published by McSweeney’s, incredible writers like Aimee Bender, Dave Eggers and Neil Gaiman, and kick ass artwork meant to look like a vintage comic book. But I literally did not enjoy a single story of the 20 included. Maybe I am dead inside.
#52: One Hundred Demons! by Lynda Barry
"Lynda Barry has no peer…we’re approaching a word not commonly used when talking about cartoons: oeuvre." - Dave Eggers
#37: Lucky by Gabrielle Bell
Made up of a lot of small, quiet moments in Bell’s daily life. Best read stretched out on the floor, thankful for your air conditioning and comic books.
Thank all that is holy for Daniel Clowes, Ghost World, and all things awesome.
#18: Sleepwalk by Adrian Tomine
Adrian Tomine is one of my favorite graphic novelists of all time and when I finish one of his stories I always find myself thinking, “Damn…I wish I could live inside his sketchbook.”