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Comics Syllabus 210: Favorite Graphic Novels of 2019

By | December 17th, 2019
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What graphic novels in 2019 stood out as the most significant, most soul-stirring, most thought-provoking, most artistically innovative?

Co-hosts Paul and Johnny are excited to share the Comics Syllabus Podcast’s favorite graphic novels of 2019. Listen as they chatter about the comics works and collections that they loved most this year.

Johnny’s List:

10: “The Adventure Zone:  Murder on the Rockport Limited” by Carey Pietsch/Clint, Griffin, Justin, Travis McElroy – 1st Second Books

9:  “GUTS” by Raina Telgemeier – Scholastic

8:  “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers – Drawn & Quarterly

7:  “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me” by W: Mariko Tamaki     A: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – 1st Second Books

6:  “Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction” Vol. 4-7 by Inio Asano – Viz Media

5:  “Rusty Brown” by Chris Ware – Pantheon Graphic Library

4:  “Pittsburgh” by Frank Santoro – New York Review of Comics /”River at Night” Kevin Huizenga – Drawn & Quarterly

3:  “BTTM FDRS” by W: Ezra Clayton Daniels   A:  Ben Passmore – Fantagraphics Books

2:  “The Hard Tomorrow” by Eleanor Davis – Drawn & Quarterly

1:  “Are You Listening?” by Tillie Walden – 1st Second Books

Paul’s List:

10: “Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke – First Second

9: “New Kid” by Jerry Craft – HarperAlley

8: “Angola Janga: The Kingdom of Runaway Slaves” by Marcelo D’Salete – Fantagraphics

7: “Making Comics” by Lynda Barry — Drawn and Quarterly

6: “The House” by Paco Roca — Fantagraphics

5: “BTTM FDRS” by W: Ezra Claytan Daniel and A: Ben Passmore — Fantagraphics

4: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me” by W: Mariko Tamaki   A: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – First Second Books

3: “In Waves” by AJ Dungo – NoBrow

2: “Hot Comb” by Ebony Flowers – Drawn and Quarterly

1: “The Hard Tomorrow” by Eleanor Davis – Drawn and Quarterly

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