Cory Doctorow’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 Cory Doctorow.

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Cory is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of many books, most recently Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults; In Real Life, a graphic novel; Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free, a book about earning a living in the Internet age; and Homeland, a YA sequel to Little Brother.


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

Giants Beware/Dragons Beware by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre
“A perfect marriage of comedy, character design and swashbuckling adventure.”

The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie/The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochaka
“You will laugh until you weep. Such amazing parent/kid bedtime reading.”

Concrete Park by Tony Puryear
“The first two are so good, afrofuturist masterpieces, really — but the creator appears to have orphaned them. Maybe this will nudge him to finish?”

YUGE! by Garry Trudeau
“30 years worth of Doonesbury strips lampooning Donald Trump. He might be the master of self-parody, but Trudeau goes places even Trump’s own id can’t reach.”

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
“Like Calvin and Hobbes, if Calvin was a snarky little girl, and Hobbes was a talking unicorn, and it didn’t have a creepy misogynist subtext.”

Bloom Country Episode XI: A New Hope by Berkeley Breathed
“Trump has done some really terrible things, but at least he brought Breathed out of retirement.”

Drawn To Sex by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan
“Like Our Bodies Ourselves in graphic form, but snarkier, clearer and queerer.”

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
“Apocalypic gender-funnies about a world without men. It’s the hilarious end-times we need in these totally unfunny end-times.”

Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci
“A memoir of growing up in the arts, but also a true story about the biological nature of memory.”

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
“The whole run is brilliant — an all-girl, time-travelling version of Stranger Things that’s visually stunning and tightly written, and it ends so, so well.”

(Bonus) Making Comics by Lynda Barry
“She’s a certified MacArthur ‘Genius’ and this shows why: her method for making comics is really a way of making meaning.”

You can discover more about Cory on Twitter at @doctorow and online at

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