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COMICS I RECOMMEND TO PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY DON'T READ COMICS

Very much off the top of my head, but all these comics are amazing.
  1. Through the Woods - Emily Carroll
    This horror short story collection is both beautiful and incredibly creepy.
  2. Nimona - Noelle Stevenson
    One of my favorites of 2015, I dare you to not fall in love with Nimona.
  3. Emma, Vol. 1 - Kaoru Mori
    This excellent manga features a ladies' maid in Victorian England who catches the eye of a wealthy gentleman.
  4. Blankets - Craig Thompson
    A breathtaking coming-of-age memoir
  5. American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
    One of the best children-of-immigrants stories I've ever read.
  6. Displacement - Lucy Knisley
    Roz Chast gets a lot of attention for her elder care memoir (for great reason) but it's Knisley's simple memoir about taking her elderly grandparents on vacation that has stuck with me.
  7. Pyongyang - Guy de Lisle
    This account of cartoonist de Lisle's time spent working in Pyongyang, North Korea is as absurd as it is shocking.
  8. Shortcomings - Adrian Tomine
    This graphic novel about two twenty-something Asian Americans provides sharp and on point commentary about race.
  9. This One Summer - Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
    This really is destined to become a modern classic.
  10. Krishna - Abhishek Singh
    If you want a book in which every page is a frameable piece of art, this is what you need to pick up.