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Douglas Coupland-esque graphic novel/memoir suggestions?


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Initial post: Jan 3, 2012 8:39:46 AM PST
J. Hengenius says:
I have been on a 'twenty-something ennui' reading kick of late. I've gone through Coupland's Generation X, Microserfs, and Generation A. These led into GNs like Adrian Tomine's Sleepwalk, Clowes' Ghost World (not really twenty-somethings), and a reread of Bechdel's Fun Home.

Where should I go from here for more themes of identity, purpose-searching, and commercial cultural commentary (preferably with recently-independent protagonists)?
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Posted on Jan 4, 2012 4:25:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2012 4:27:22 AM PST
Esgaldil says:
Blankets, by Craig Thompson

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

Scott Pilgrim, by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 3:25:52 PM PST
J. Hengenius says:
Thanks! I have yet to read American Born Chinese, but have heard good things. It'll be next up. I read Blankets a long time ago; maybe I'll reread it before I check out Habibi. I have a shameful confession: I liked the Scott Pilgrim movie better than the comics.
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