Troy Little’s Top 10 Go-To Comic Book/ Graphic Novel List

In lieu of the weekly new comic book list, True North Country Comics presents the top 10 go-to comic book/graphic novel list from Troy Little.

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Three time Eisner nominee and Harvey nominee, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. Troy is known for his work on The Powerpuff Girls re-launch as series writer/artist/colourist. He adapted Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas for IDW / Top Shelf and was nominated for an Eisner, Harvey and also won a Gold PubWest Book Design Award. His comic work also includes Judge Dredd, X-Files, Uncle Grandpa, The Amazing World of Gumball, Diablo House, Animal Noir and more. He’s married to comic artist Brenda Hickey.

Here’s Troy’s top 10 go-to comic book/graphic novel list:

1) Blankets by Craig Thompson
“Beautifully illustrated with a dose of poetic melancholy, this is a coming of age must read.”

2) Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
“Overflowing with imagination and an intense sense of creepy danger. There’s a reason this series is so well loved.”

3) Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba
“A reflective story of a life. Ending and re-lived differently in each chapter; a mediation on the choice we make.”

4) 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso
“Hard boiled and gritty tale revolving around the idea of revenge via 100 untraceable bullets and the lives of those given this devil’s gift.”

5) Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba
“A thrilling cat and mouse story between a mortal in possession of a demon book that has the power to kill and the brilliant eccentric trying to capture him.”

6) Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
“A visual ride through the critical and geometric life of a man who falls in love with a meek yet free spirited artist.”

7) The Maxx by Sam Kieth
“Creatively wonderful, the story of a hobo who believes he’s a superhero trying to protect his Queen / Caseworker between two worlds.”

8) Cerebus by Dave Sim and Gerhard
“The epic tale of a barbarian aardvark as he moves through life. One of the finest examples of what the comics medium can accomplish. This’ll keep you busy.”

9) Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton
“Collected history web comics that make me laugh every time I re-read them. Charming and intensely absurd.”

10) Russian Olive to Red King by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen
“A heartbreaking story of a love one lost, beautifully illustrated and poetic.”

You can discover more about Troy on Twitter @meanwhilestudio and online at

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