Recommended Comics Reading

The comics in the window below are recommended (and in many cases required) reading for anyone interested in studing the comics medium and form. The selections include comic strips (such as Calvin and Hobbes and Pogo), graphic novels (such as Maus and Louis Riel), and collections of comics books (such as Akira and Cerebus). In those cases where I have recommended an ongoing series of comic books or strips, for simplicity's sake, I indicate only a representative anthology, though generally the entire series is worth reading.

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