9 Graphic Novels for Beginners The best starter graphic novels Dip your toe into the pool of graphic novels with these beginner-friendly reads 1. Ghost World Daniel Clowes 2. The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman 3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick 4. Watchmen Alan Moore (author) Dave Gibbons (illustrator) 5. The Sandman Neil Gaiman (author) Sam Kieth (illustrator) 6. Maus a Survivors Tale Art Spiegelman 7. Persepolis Marjane Satrapi 8. Tintin in Tibet Herge 9. Flight Kazu Kibuishi View the discussion thread.