The types of stories represented in graphic novels just keep expanding and there are more and more options on the shelves for fans of engaging illustrated stories. The selection below, aimed at adults, are all recent releases and include both fiction—including a visceral horror story set in Brooklyn and a fish-out-of-water love story set in the Philippines—and memoir—like Kate Beaton's (of Hark! A Vagrant fame) dark yet humorous account of her days working in the male-dominated oil industry and Emma Ahlqvist's reflections on the ups, downs, and in-betweens of new motherhood.
Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.