Under the Radar: The Lighter Side of Graphic Novels

Do you love graphic novels, but tire of the gloom and doom of world-ending epics or find it hard to keep up with massive crossover titles? Try something new and get a few good laughs with one of these light, humorous graphic novels:

  • The Gigantic Beard that Was Evil by Stephen Collins
    This hilarious satire depicts life on Here, an island where everything is peaceful…until Dave’s beard grows out of control.
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North
    Part girl, part squirrel, this spunky Canadian superhero tackles her first year of college and a host of bad guys with humor, superhero trading cards, and an army of squirrels.
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
    Five teenage girls at a summer camp for “hardcore lady types” learn valuable skills like knot-tying, archery, and battling supernatural creatures.

By Jez Layman, adult services librarian and creator of our #LibSocial programs for those in their 20s and 30s

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