13 Graphic Novels About the Real World

A different way of looking at the world around us

When we think of graphic novels and comic books, we tend to think of fantasylands or far-off planets, but plenty of graphic novels are very much rooted in the world we live in and offer a new perspective on both the past and present. Here are a few of our favourites...

El Deafo cover

5. El Deafo

Cece Bell

6. The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
John Muir cover

7. John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe

Julie Bertagna, William Goldsmith (Illus)
Democracy cover

8. Democracy

Alecos Papadatos, Abraham Kawa, Annie Di Donna
March cover

11. March

John Lewis, Nate Powell
Journalism cover

12. Journalism

Joe Sacco

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust