Francis Desharnais’ Top 10 Go-to Comic Book and Graphic Novel List

True North Country Comics presents Francis Desharnais’ top 10 go-to comic book and graphic novel list.

Francis lives in Quebec City and over the past 10 years, has been one of the most prolific authors in Québec’s growing comics scene. Little Russia, his second book for Pow Pow Press, has been garnering critical acclaim since its initial release in French in 2018. It is nominated for the prestigious Prix des libraires du Québec, in the “Best Graphic Novel” category.

Here is the top 10 go-to comic book and graphic novel list from Francis Desharnais:

1. Mafalda by Quino
“My tribute to the genius of Quino who died recently.”

2. Rubrique-à-brac by Marcel Gotlib
“A masterpiece from the French comic creator Marcel Gotlib.”

3. L’ascension du haut-mal (the english title is Epileptic) by David B.

4. Georges et Louis romanciers by Daniel Goossens
“A cartoon series by the French creator Daniel Goossens.”

5. Akira by Katshuiro Otomo
“By the master Katsuhiro Otomo.”

6. Les deuxièmes (english title: As long as it rains) by Zviane
“Zviane is one of the best comic creators coming from Quebec.”

7. Paul à la pêche (english title: Paul goes fishing) by Michel Rabagliati
“My favorite book of the series.”

8. Les cousines vampires (English title: Vampire cousins) by Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau and Cathon
“Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau and Cathon uses all the old horror movies tropes to make us laugh.”

9. Les ananas de la colère (english title: The pineapple of wrath) by Cathon
“A mystery set in a tiki context.”

10. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
“Do I really need an explanation? ;-)”

You can discover more about Francis on Twitter @fdesharnais and online at

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