December 26, 2008

Olga's List

Hi everyone! I'm Olga from Get Thee to a Punnery! I'm really excited about this challenge. Not only is it unique, but it's also super-cool. I've been a fan of comics since I was a wee girl, overdosing on Asterix and Archie when I should have been studying instead. As I grew older, my tastes broadened, but comics (and graphic novels) have remained a huge part of my reading list.

Given that I'm fairly certain I'll do well at this challenge (not to toot my own horn or anything, I just really love graphic novels), I'm opting for the Major level. Here are my picks:

1. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
2. The Umbrella Academy: Vol. 1 by Gerard Way
3. Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
4. Watchmen by Alan Moore (re-read; it's been awhile since I've read it)
5. Too Cool to be Forgotten by Alex Robinson
6. The Sandman Vol. 1-? by Neil Gaiman (how many of them can I read in 2009?)
7. Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes
8. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
9. Loca: The Maggie and Hopey Stories by Jamie Hernandez
10. Berlin, Book Two: City of Smoke by Jason Lutes
11. Red Colored Elegy by Seiichi Hayash
12. Aya of Yop City by Abouet & Oubreri

Ambitious? Yes. Really fun? Most definitely. Some of these I have been dying to read for ages, though. Nothing like a challenge to finally cross them off my list! I thought about cheating and putting the two graphic novels I'm currently reading on the list, but I decided not to. There were too many choices as it were. I couldn't think of what to remove!

Here's to 2009—'the year of the graphic novel.


jessi said...

I'll be reading (almost) all of the Sandman books next year, I hope. :) I'm not familiar with a lot of the titles you listed; looking forward to your reviews.

Beth F said...

Thanks for the list!! I'm so looking forward to this challenge

Alea said...

Good call with Mister Wonderful! I'm trying to remember now if I read the whole thing or not!