For the Love of...Graphic Novels!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! February 14th is one of those special days that you either loathe or love. Whether you are spending the day with your partner or are spending it alone, make sure to make time with a book you love!

This month’s blog post highlights graphic novels that celebrate love in all forms.

 Ivy Festering Romance Hopeless Savages Blanets

Ivy by Sarah Oleksyk. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to find yourself. This title follows high school student Ivy fumbling to find what makes her happy and her love of art.

Festering Romance by Renee Lott. Follow college student Janet and her best friend Paul whom she lives with. When Janet is set up on a blind date and is hopeful it may work, she has to choose between new or old love.

Hopeless Savages: greatest hits 2000-2010 by Jen Van Meter. This mini-series collection follows the unconventional family of former punk rock stars Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Strange and their children. Enjoy their adventures as they learn lessons on family, love, and more. This unique collection of series is illustrated by various artists including Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim series).

Blankets by Craig Thompson. A personal favorite for its lush illustrations, Blankets is loosely based on Thompson’s life and focuses on his first love with a girl in another state.

What love-inspired graphic novels do you fancy?