Adult Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels for Adults

Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust.” -Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman


Recommended Reading Lists

Graphic novels and comic books are not only for kids and teens! Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels have been written for adults and older teens, containing more mature themes and imagery than the standard comic book. We've curated lists of some of the best graphic novel series and standalone titles, so simply click the subheadings on the right sidepanel (or from the list below) to learn about them and to easily place your requests. The curated lists are a great place to start if you're new to graphic novels.

Comic Strips  |  Demon  |  DMZ  |  Fables  |  Graphic Memoirs  |  Graphic Non-fiction  |  Locke & Key  |  Outcast  |  Preacher  |  Queen & Country  |  Revival  |  Saga  |  The Sandman  |  Southern Bastards  |  The Walking Dead  |  Wasteland  |  Wayward  |  What Did You Eat Yesterday?  |  The Wheel of Time  |  Y: The Last Man

Searching the Catalogue

We have thousands of graphic novels available for request in our catalogue. You can search for all titles, or narrow them down by some of the more popular publishers. From there, you can narrow the down the list even further using the Target Audience Adult qualifier on the right pane in the catalogue as shown below.

Graphic Novels catalogue search